Graduate Programs


“For in all the states of created beings, capable of laws, where there is no law there is no freedom.”

–John Locke

Master of Science in Criminal Justice

A Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) at NCWC educates new practitioners and provides professional education necessary for those seeking career advancement. The degree is designed with concentrations in both criminal justice practice and criminal justice administration. The practice area focuses on understanding specific methods, techniques, and skills utilized in the criminal and juvenile justice systems when interacting with victims, offenders, and other professionals. The administrative area emphasizes the formulation and implementation of policies, laws, and management issues such as decision making, fiscal responsibility, program evaluation and performance evaluation. The MSCJ degree is a pivotal link in the region, as currently no other private higher education non-profit school offers an online MSCJ degree.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice Program Features & Highlights

Convenient

Take classes from anywhere! The Master of Science in Criminal Justice Program is 100% online. 8-week terms ensure a structured path to completion in a timely manner.

Flexible

Complete your program at your pace with full-time or part-time schedules available. Start when you are ready with three different terms and earn your degree in as little as 12 months.

Affordable

Compared to other graduate programs throughout the US, NCWC’s graduate tuition rates remain extremely competitive. Our seasoned financial aid staff is ready to help you make your dream a reality.

Experienced Faculty

You can expect to be challenged and supported through practical coursework taught by engaging faculty.  Our real-world professional experience will enrich your learning and you will leave with connections and relationships with leaders in your field.

Criminal Justice Administration

The administrative area emphasizes the formulation and implementation of policies, laws, and management issues such as decision making, fiscal responsibility, program evaluation, and performance evaluation. Students have the opportunity to apply this knowledge to practical exercises within their employment setting or other criminal justice agency.

Criminal Justice Practice

The practice area will focus on understanding specific methods, techniques, and skills utilized in the criminal and juvenile justice systems when interacting with victims, offenders, and other professionals. Students have the opportunity to explore best practices when dealing with terrorism, human trafficking, and chemical dependency.