Master of Science Criminal Justice Online

This unique online master’s degree program is specifically designed to prepare future leaders for success in law enforcement, courts, private security, and corrections organizations. Created through A collaboration between Northeastern University's College of Professional Studies and the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, it offers academically distinctive graduate courses that emphasize management, communication, and ethics—themes that are designed to enhance each student’s leadership capacity and career prospects. The online format allows working professionals to study at a pace that fits their own schedules, and allows for new levels of interaction with faculty and fellow students.

The online Master’s program in Criminal Justice shows how today’s law enforcement and security professionals must deliver effective services, remain transparent in their interactions with the public, and respond to changing local, national, and world conditions. For students, other key objectives of the program include:

  • Gaining a better understanding of an increasingly complex criminal justice environment
  • Understanding the benefits of ethical decision making
  • Applying leadership practices that contribute to an effective, efficient, and equitable administration of public safety
  • Building a personal model of leadership that can be put into action in the workplace
  • Reviewing major topics and trends in criminal behavior, including street violence, gangs, guns, drugs, human trafficking, terrorism, and cyber crime
  • Examining anticrime strategies such as community policing, intelligence-led policing, and multi-jurisdictional intelligence operations
  • Discovering how to use technology to prevent and respond to criminal activity
©