"The field of criminal justice is constantly evolving with the advancements in technology and the current state of world affairs. An advanced degree in criminal justice can lead to a multitude of career opportunities in law enforcement, the court system and probation and parole. An online master's degree in criminal justice allows students to prepare for career advancement while meeting their current personal and professional obligations. Students with a master's degree learn to conceptualize the issues related to criminal justice from a social, political, economic, and cultural perspective. This knowledge prepares them for management and leadership positions in local, state, and federal law enforcement, private security firms and the corrections system as well as teaching positions in the criminal justice field."
"An online masters degree program in criminal justice requires a two to three year commitment including required and elective course work. Students usually take a core set of courses and then choose a concentration for their elective courses depending on their chosen field. Degree candidates work at their own pace in subjects such as criminology theory, forensic behavior analysis, computer applications in criminal justice, ethics and social justice, criminal law and victimology. Universities offering online masters degrees in criminal justice include Boston University Online, Saint Joseph's University, University of Cincinnati, Everest University Online, and Florida State University. Some schools offer online only programs. Other schools allow you to take online classes while still offering on campus support and personal interaction with faculty and other students. An online degree allows students the flexibility of designing their study program around their current life commitments."
Individuals in a variety of fields in the courts, law enforcement, the military, corrections and private security can benefit from a master's degree in criminal justice. An online master's degree can qualify job applicants for managerial and leadership positions that provide career advancement and security.