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Help make a difference in your community and increase your effectiveness in the corrections field, judicial system, or law enforcement, with Capella University's online Master's in Criminal Justice program. This specialization covers such topics as human behavior, the corrections and judicial systems, social change and public policy, ethnic and cultural awareness, intelligence-led policing, and psychopathy and criminal profiling.

Capella has over 500 partnerships with highly-recognized institutions from around the United States including leading criminal justice organizations such as the FBI National Academy, International Association of Emergency Managers, United States Secret Service, and National Sheriffs' Association. Moreover, all of our criminal justice faculty members have backgrounds in the field—helping to ensure that you're learning what you need to succeed.

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

Degree Outcomes

With your online Master's in Criminal Justice from Capella, you'll apply professional and personal ethics to make sound and ethical decisions in the field. You'll also hone your critical thinking and writing skills, applying theories and practices to help facilitate social change. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at

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, and correctional administrator or commissioner, security guard, vocational rehabilitation, and 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, and state government agency.

For a More In-Depth Study

With this area of study, Capella also offers a program concentration — an opportunity to delve deeper into your specific knowledge area. Your program concentration can be included in your transcript to potentially enhance career opportunities.

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 read up on our competency-based Prior Learning Assessment.

To learn more, call 866.933.5973, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.