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Criminal Justice MS - Online

Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Format: Online

Because technology is moving at an alarming rate, crime and criminal organizations are becoming increasingly sophisticated. The need for criminal justice professionals demands educated individuals to fulfill these roles in the justice system. By pursuing this Master of Science degree, you will become prepared to enter the field with the essential knowledge and skills required to be successful in the profession. The graduate program in Criminal Justice will provide you with a deeper understanding of the administration of individual criminal agencies, along with the advanced research in methodology to collect, analyze, synthesize and report information and empirical data. 

State Authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of professionals may not indicate eligibility for certification/licensure in your state. Please consult the appropriate certification/licensure office in your state before enrolling in our program to confirm that your completion of this program will meet your state requirements.

Industry Highlights

Careers for criminal justice and protective service professionals are on the rise and expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations.

- Bureau of Labor Statistics

Career Opportunities

  • Police Departments
  • Private Security
  • Corrections
  • Intake and Classification
  • Probation or Parole Work
  • Juvenile Justice Personnel

Armstrong Edge

Current students take advantage of the fact that Armstrong is the only university in Georgia with an online graduate program in Criminal Justice. They also enjoy small class sizes and personalized instruction from highly qualified and experienced professors. 

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(March 17, 2017) – Celebrated hip-hop feminist bloggers and authors of The Crunk Feminist Collection, Brittney C. Cooper, Ph.D., Robin M. Boylorn, Ph.D. and Susana M. Morris, Ph.D. will join Armstrong State for a conversation and book signing. Sponsored by Armstrong’s Gender Studies program, Department of Languages, Literature and Philosophy and Office of Multicultural Affairs, this event is free and open to the public.

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(March 17, 2017) – Armstrong will host a free lecture by Dr. Felicity Turner, an assistant professor of history. In “The Madness of Mary Telfair,” Turner will examine how gendered assumptions informed late 19th-century medical and legal understandings of madness and insanity. This event is open to the public.

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(March 10, 2017) – Armstrong State University will offer a new study abroad program in Havana, Cuba from July 9-29, 2017. Students will learn about the history, culture and contemporary issues affecting the Communist island nation post-Fidel Castro. The program is open to all Armstrong students, as well as University System of Georgia transient students, and offers a roster of semester credits.

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