MS in Criminal Justice: Global Issues

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Kaplan University's Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Global Issues program is a graduate program grounded in the research and methodology of criminal issues seen through the lens of a global perspective. You can learn more about the Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Global Issues here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Kaplan University's Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Global Issues program is an online program designed to help students grasp the scope of challenges surrounding criminal justice on an international level. The program covers theory and research methods, and enrolled students are given a choice of two study tracks: comprehensive exam or applied research. The curriculum includes courses in organizational behavior, criminological theory, critical legal issues, and data analysis. Global Issues specialization classes include international crime, comparative criminal justice systems, terrorism issues, and intercontinental justice concerns. The program gives students the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to pursue a position in some aspect of teaching, international safety, or law enforcement.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying to Kaplan University's Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Global Issues program, you should have a bachelor's degree and an active interest in learning about criminal justice, international crime and terrorism, or law enforcement. Applicants to Kaplan University's programs should be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Since the program is offered online, applicants should have access to a computer.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Global Issues consists of 55 credits. Credit requirements are divided between 30 core credits and 25 elective credits. You must complete at least four global issues electives as part of the specialization. Specific course requirements could change. If you are interested in enrolling in Kaplan University, speak to an Admissions Representative.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a Specialization in Global Issues Requirements

  • Introduction to Graduate Studies in Public Safety
  • Criminological Theory
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Academic and Professional Communications in Public Safety

Comprehensive Exam Track

  • Research Methodology
  • Critical Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Comprehensive Examination

Applied Research Track

  • Applied Research in Criminal Justice
  • Applied Research Project

Global Issues Requirements

  • Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
  • Transnational Crime
  • Critical Issues in Terrorism
  • Comparative Correctional Systems

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After successfully completing Kaplan University's Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Global Issues program, you could pursue employment opportunities with various non-profit, government, or international agencies. You could pursue these types of positions:

  • Internal affairs investigator
  • Police officer
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) employee
  • Interpol officer
  • International crime research consultant
  • DEA agent

Advanced Degrees

Kaplan University's Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Global Issues program could help prepare you to pursue employment, or you may choose to further your education at the doctoral degree level. Here are several possibilities you might consider:

  • Doctor of International Criminal Justice
  • Doctor of Intelligence Studies
  • Doctor of Strategic Security
  • Doctor of Criminal Justice
  • Doctor of Public Administration
  • Doctor of Foreign Affairs