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MS Master of Science in Public Safety Criminal Justice specialization


Capella University's online Master's in Criminal Justice program increases your effectiveness in the corrections field or judicial systems. This program covers such topics as human behavior, the corrections and judicial systems, social change and public policy, ethnic and cultural awareness, and contributing factors such as addiction.

To learn more about this degree program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

Degree Outcomes

With your Master's in Criminal Justice from Capella, you'll apply professional and personal ethics to make sound and ethical decisions in the criminal justice field and profession. You'll also think and write critically in the criminal justice field, and apply theories and practices of criminal justice to help facilitate social change in the criminal justice field. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

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Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online Master's in Criminal Justice include adjunct or part-time faculty, correctional counselor, court officer, criminal investigator, deputy sheriff, drug enforcement officer, fire chief, guard, law enforcement officer, polygraph examiner/operator, probation, parole, or correctional administrator or commissioner, security guard, vocational rehabilitation or youth services director. Potential workplaces include: corporate security firm, correctional facility or prison, federal government agency, law enforcement organization, municipal court system and correction, parole and probation or state government agency.

Capella also provides you the opportunity to delve deeper into a specific knowledge area by earning a program concentration that will be included on your transcript and can enhance your career opportunities.

To learn more, call 1.866.933.5973 or email an enrollment counselor. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor who is trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.

Earn credit for what you already know

Your previous learning, work experience, and industry certifications may help you earn your degree in less time. To learn more, contact an enrollment counselor or visit our competency-based prior learning assessment.