|Program Name||Master of Science in Criminal Justice|
|College Name||College of Professional Studies|
|Entry Terms||Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter|
|Credits Required for Graduation||45 Quarter Hours|
|Application||Apply | Graduate Admissions|
|Download Program Overview||Master of Science in Criminal Justice (PDF)|
Criminal justice and security agencies are under increased scrutiny—challenged to provide efficient and effective services, be transparent in their interactions with the public, and respond to changing local, national, and world conditions. To be successful, justice system leaders need to think strategically, communicate locally, and act ethically while developing comprehensive (and often multi-jurisdictional) solutions to crime and terrorism problems.
In response, Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies—in collaboration with the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice—offers the Master of Science in Criminal Justice. This innovative online master’s degree provides a path to excellence for leaders in law enforcement, courts, private security, and corrections organizations. Academically distinctive, graduate courses in this program emphasize leadership, communication, and ethics—themes that are designed to enhance your leadership capacity and improve your career prospects.