2021-2022 Academic Catalog

M.S. in Legal Studies: Criminal Justice

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Program Description

The criminal justice concentration of the Master of Science in Legal Studies program explores aspects of criminal justice related to critical facets of investigations and structural/operation dynamics of criminal justice organizations. This includes critical issues of policy, criminal justice accountability and civil liability. The curriculum focuses heavily on the day-to-day work of the criminal justice professional or executive.

Program Coordinator

Dr. Christina A. Toras

Delivery Mode

Global Online (100% online delivery)


Cal U's legal studies program is an Academic Alliance partner with the FBI National Academy Associates (FBI NAA). FBI National Academy graduates who have completed graduate-level courses while attending the academy may transfer up to 9 credit hours to the M.S. in Legal Studies if they have not already been applied toward the requirements of another graduate degree.

The program also partners with the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (FBI-LEEDA Inc.) to award three graduate credits for completion of all three leadership courses required for the Trilogy Award. The three credits can be applied toward completion of the M.S. in Legal Studies.


Course Credits
LAW 600  Law and Public Policy  3
LAW 601  Law and Ethics 3
LAW 602  Law, Civil Liberties and the Constitution 3
LAW 603  Law and Legal Method 3
LAW 605  Law and Police Process 3
PCJ 747  Financial Investigations 3
PCJ 748  Criminal Justice Organization and Management 3
PCJ 749  Seminar in Justice Studies 3
PCJ 750  Sexual Assault Investigations 3
PCJ 752  Digital Imaging, Forensic Photography and the Law 3
Total 30

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