Online Master’s Degrees in Law Enforcement
Upon graduation, students may pursue employment or further their education and enroll in a doctoral degree program. Master’s-level graduates may seek employment opportunities working for the government at local, state, and federal levels.
- Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
- Program Length: One to two years to complete
- Post-Grad Options: Employment or Doctoral Program
- Projected Employment Growth: 7% (2010-2020)*
The curriculum within an online master’s degree program in law enforcement may combine criminal justice courses alongside major-specific classes and electives. In these upper-level programs, students may study criminal behavior, theories of social control, and perspective of law enforcement. Core law enforcement courses may include the following:
- Crime Scene Investigating
- Criminal Law
- Criminal Procedure
- Technology in Law Enforcement
- Youth Crime Problems
Graduates of online master’s-level programs in law enforcement may find careers working for the local, state, or federal government. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for those pursuing careers as police officers and detectives are expected to increase by 7% from 2010-2020.*
Possible careers include:
- Police Officer
- Chief of Police
- Deputy Chief
- Criminal Investigator
Graduates of online master’s degree law enforcement programs may further their education and enroll in a doctoral program in law enforcement. These research-heavy PhD programs may provide students with additional training on criminal behavior, intervention and prevention, and public policy strategies in law enforcement.
*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.
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