Evaluate criminal justice theories and their application to criminal justice policy.
Apply criminal justice theories to criminal justice issues and
Apply democratic principles to the criminal justice system.
Apply principles of strategic thinking in managing operations of the
criminal justice system.
Analyze legal, ethical, and diversity accountability in a criminal
Integrate valid, reliable, and ethical research to inform policy and
decision-making in criminal justice.
You’ll gain advanced knowledge to make effective, evidence-based
decisions that are based on research and not popular opinion.
Engaging media simulations help you develop and practice skills in on-the-job, risk-free scenarios.
Learn from faculty engaged in their professions, holding top academic credentials and teaching from real-world experience.
Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who
want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.
*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing, and
it does not include fees (including application and resource kit fees).
Your price may be higher or lower depending on your
specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. If transfer
credits are allowed in this offering, the prices above show what you
would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits
and the price if you brought in the maximum allowed transfer credits.
At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think.
Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid.
Military service members and their spouses could be eligible for a
We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited
Our master's in criminal justice program delves into
human behavior, the corrections and judicial systems, and
public policy. You’ll dive deep into ethnic and cultural awareness,
intelligence-led policing, and criminal profiling.
|Course Number||Course Title|
|CRJ7015||Criminal Justice Theory|
|CRJ7025||Justice, Security, and Democracy|
|CRJ7035||Criminal Justice Policy and Administration|
|CRJ7045||Crime Intelligence Analysis|
|CRJ7095||Integrative Project for Criminal Justice|
Learn the philosophy of punishment and the scope of corrections
programs, such as probation, parole, incarceration, and
Deepen your understanding of crime prevention, treatment programs,
and criminal justice system interventions.
Prepare to teach using your personal teaching philosophy and applying
ethical decision-making, multicultural competence, and more.
Apply research and theory to inform policy and practice to design and manage resilient systems.
These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads).
They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for
Want to learn more about courses, instructors, or resources? Ask our
advisors—they know all about the details of your program.
Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their
fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need,
These skilled communicators offer free tutoring services and multiple
resources to sharpen your writing skills.
Technology has become a key factor in helping to solve crimes more
efficiently and effectively.
It takes a range of public service professionals, from law enforcement to case managers, to respond to a crisis.
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our master’s in criminal justice degree.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some
positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure,
certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because
many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella
cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a
promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you
to research requirements for your job target and career goals.