Legal Studies: Criminal Justice

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Master of Science: Legal Studies: Criminal Justice - Credits:  36-37 (program code:  0957)\ 

Certificate: Criminal Justice - Credits:15 (program code: 0714)

Program Description

The Legal Studies: Criminal Justice program provides two options: a master's degree and a certificate.

The Master of Science in Legal Studies: Criminal Justice concentration is offered 100% online in an accelerated format. Both academics and practitioners whose pedagogy blends theory with practice instruct in this program. The curricular mission is to prepare learned and erudite justice practitioners who will assume leadership positions in the justice sector and make substantial contributions to the betterment of the legal and justice systems and the community served.

The Criminal Justice Certificate, which is also offered 100% online in an accelerated format, permits students to focus on the key courses within the master's degree program. The certificate may be completed as part of the master's degree or as a stand-alone program.

Delivery Mode

Global Online (100 percent online delivery)

Admission Criteria

Curriculum - Master's

Curriculum - Certificate


 Students in the legal studies: criminal justice master's degree and certificate programs receive academic and professional advisement from the program coordinator and program faculty. Each student is assigned to an academic adviser from the time he/she is accepted into the program of study. Advisers work with students to discuss, monitor and provide advisement as it relates to their program of study.

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For Additional Information

Phone: 866-595-6348

Program Coordinator

Christina A. Toras, J.D. (Capital University Law School), M.A. (East Carolina University), B.A. (Youngstown State University), Chair/Associate Professor, Full-Time Faculty;
Specializations: legal research and writing, real estate and corporate law, legal system ethics, appellate legal practice and private sector justice
           Phone: 724-938-4716

Program Faculty

Jeffrey S. Magers, Ed.D., M.A. (Spalding University), B.S. (Eastern Kentucky University), Associate Professor

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