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Take Your Next Career Step!
Earn Your Master’s in Criminal Justice.
Our 100% online Master of Science in Criminal Justice program consists of 36 credit hours, including a wide range of elective courses unique to your interests. This program is ideal for working law enforcement and adjunct professionals as it offers no set schedule, 24-hour access to classes and course materials, built-in deadlines to help keep you on target, and rolling starts every six weeks.
Learn from the second-largest criminal justice faculty in the country and collaborate with professors who use their broad range of expertise to create specialized courses that prepare you to excel in the field.
Criminal Justice Graduate Student
“The University of New Haven made the online Master’s in Criminal Justice program very conducive to my lifestyle.
The staff and advisors were helpful throughout orientation. And the professors exceed expectations and have a vast knowledge of the Criminal Justice system.”
Upon completion, successful students will:
- Understand the basic core components of the criminal justice system.
- Gain refined skills developed at UNH to analyze real-world data and understand its importance in the criminal justice setting.
- Understand how the skills developed during their time within the graduate program enhances their career opportunities.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical and professional duties and responsibilities of employment within the criminal justice field.
Why the University of New Haven?
Courses are fully online, accessible 24/7 from anywhere.
ONE COURSE PER TERM.
Most courses are just 6-8 weeks in length for maximum work-life balance.
ON YOUR SCHEDULE.
Access coursework when it’s convenient for you. Perfect for the working adult.
NO ENTRANCE EXAMS.
GRE/GMAT scores are not required.
Our graduate program offers
discounts for police and firefighters.
Envision Your Future
The information below is designed to show the many possible careers you could pursue with your major. The research is provided by Encoura, the leading research and advisory firm focused exclusively on higher education. It includes median national salaries and industry growth projections over the next decade.
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
2% Growth 2021-2030
Transit and Railroad Police
4% Growth 2021-2030
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
5% Growth 2021-2030
’23 M.S. Candidate
“(The University of New Haven’s online Master’s in Criminal Justice program) allows you to work on your own schedule, I expect the program to help me achieve my career goals because not only will it provide me with the knowledge I need, but it will also be great on my resume when I am looking for a job in my field. There is a vast number of classes covered in this program, ranging from research methods to investigations, that will come in handy when I pursue a career as a criminal investigator.”
’23 M.S. Candidate, a police officer in Groton, Conn.
“The structure of the online master’s degree program allows me to achieve my goal of pursuing higher education on my own time,” he said. “The accelerated online program makes it convenient for me to accomplish my goal in a reasonable time. I like how the faculty structure these courses efficiently, allowing students to learn four months’ worth of material in seven to eight weeks. The faculty also take the time out of their busy schedules to answer any questions in a timely manner.”
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