Online Master’s Degrees in Law & Justice
Upon graduation, students may either seek upper-level employment or pursue a doctoral degree in law and justice. Master’s-level graduates may seek employment opportunities in local, state, and federal government.
- Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
- Program Length: One to two years to complete
- Post-Grad Options: Employment or Doctoral Program
- Projected Employment Growth: 5% (2010-2020)*
A master’s-level law and justice degree program may include several law-based electives and major-specific coursework for the chosen area of concentration. Students may take courses in criminal behavior, law enforcement, crime scene investigating, and the criminal justice system. Possible areas of concentration for a law and justice master’s degree program may include the following:
- Criminal Justice
- Justice, Law, and Society
- Law and Justice
- Law Enforcement
- Legal Studies
- Sociology and Crime
Master’s-level law and justice graduates may seek employment opportunities in federal, state, and local governments. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, law and justice employment opportunities as correction officers are expected to increase by 5% from 2010-2020.*
Possible careers include:
- Corrections Officer
- Drug Abuse Counselor
- Probation Officer
- FBI Agent
Students who successfully complete an online master’s degree program in law and justice may opt to further their education and enroll in a doctoral-level degree program. A research-heavy law and justice doctoral degree program may provide students with additional knowledge on criminal behavior, public policy, and the penal system.
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*
- MS in Criminal Justice - Law
- MS in Criminal Justice
- MS in Criminal Justice - Global Issues in Criminal Justice
- And more...
For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience.
- Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
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Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose. Our 20,000 alumni, from more than 110 countries, are changing the world as accomplished professionals. Named a top-15 school nationally for online bachelor's programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2015), Regent is among the most affordable undergraduate Christian colleges (CCCU 2015). Fully accredited, challenging programs are available online and on campus. New classes begin every eight weeks.
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