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Criminal Justice degree programs | Saint Leo University

Online Criminal Justice, Master of Science - Legal Studies

Why enroll in a Masters Degree in Legal Studies online program at Saint Leo?

You can earn your master's degree in legal studies online at Saint Leo University. You’ll learn law enforcement skills needed to manage complex global risks and disasters.

 

Saint Leo University’s College of Education & Social Services offers several competitive online master's degree in legal studies programs. The online master’s in Criminal Justice with a legal studies specialization is no exception.

 

It is increasingly important for criminal justice administrators, first responders, government officials, and organizations to understand how to manage critical incidents, psychological aspects of disasters, hazard mitigation, and risk identification.

 

The director of Saint Leo University's criminal justice degree program has nearly 30 years of varied investigative experience and is known nationally for his work.

 

The curriculum is designed for criminal justice administrators, first responders, government officials, correctional officers, probation and parole officers, and those individuals with an interest in further understanding the role of the legal system in the United States. This course of study teaches students a well-rounded understanding of legal procedures and how the judicial system operates within the civil and criminal domain.

 

One of the leading military colleges in the United States, Saint Leo University has educated criminal justice professionals for more than three decades. In the Catholic spirit, we base our criminal justice model on a steadfast moral consciousness that recognizes the dignity, value, and gifts of all people.

 

 

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Learn how a Master’s in Criminal Justice - designed for working adults - can help you advance your career and reach your goals.

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  • Saint Leo University and its highly rated College of Education and Social Services,
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Degree Requirements

In order to earn the degree with the concentration in legal studies, a student must successfully complete the five core criminal justice courses, as well as three courses in legal studies, and three electives. CORE COURSES (18 CREDITS)

 


Specializations available under Saint Leo’s online master’s degree in Criminal Justice include:

  • Behavioral Studies teaches how criminal behavior and the criminal code interact, as well as how behavioral disorders impact individuals and criminal behavior.
  • Corrections is designed to provide a better understanding of complex issues of offenders, trends of the 21st century and the problems associated with recidivism.
  • Forensic Science provides the opportunity for you to gain the knowledge required to assist with operations during incidents in which forensic science is a factor through modern, hands-on instruction.
  • Legal Studies provides students with a well-rounded understanding of legal procedures and how the judicial system operates within the civil and criminal domain.
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