Master of Science in Criminal Justice

master of science in criminal justice at norwich university
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Quick Info
  • 15 Months  to Completion
  • Designed for military law enforcement professionals
Next Session Start Date
Monday, September 3, 2018
Application Deadline
Monday, August 6, 2018

What you'll need »

A completed application includes the following:

  • Application form
  • Resume
  • Official transcript of your undergraduate degree from a regionally or nationally accredited university
  • Letter of intent
  • Letter of recommendation from a professional or academic contact
  • Fulfillment of any additional program-specific requirements

For more information, visit our master’s admissions pages.

Critical Capabilities for a Changing World

As criminal behavior on the global landscape becomes more complex than ever before, adaptive and skilled criminal justice leaders are needed to help keep our country and our allies safe. Norwich University has a longstanding history of preparing leaders and promoting career advancement. Now, we apply our expertise, resources, and deep knowledge of future needs of the military to our new Master of Science in Criminal Justice program.

Build in-demand skills and knowledge needed to ascend the ranks of the branch and effectively work in collaboration with foreign military and law enforcement personnel on transnational crime issues. The program also provides an opportunity for graduates to transition to leadership positions in federal, local, or private law enforcement or security.

The curriculum complements existing experience and training with coursework that addresses the theory, practice, and methods of criminal justice. Applied learning develops practical skills in leadership, management, research and analysis. The program also delivers vital context and historical perspective of the current criminal justice landscape through in-depth study of related areas such as international law and non-U.S. law enforcement systems, organizations and challenges.

Our students benefit from the expertise of our distinguished faculty members who are accomplished academics and leaders in the criminal justice and related fields, as well as from the differing perspectives and experiences their classmates bring from Norwich’s other graduate programs, such as international relations and public administration.

The Norwich Advantage

A master’s degree from Norwich University is highly valued. Our proud history as the nation’s first private military college and our long-standing, unparalleled commitment to public service set our programs apart in academia – and our graduates apart in the professional world.

  • Our small class sizes foster strong ties with fellow students and professors, who also serve as mentors, collaborators, and career guides.
  • Our specialized program will help provide you with essential skills and knowledge about the contemporary criminal justice and corrections systems, criminological theory, adjudication, enforcement, and research practices and technology to fight domestic, international, transnational, and non-state-affiliated criminal activity.
  • Through our flexible online platform, you can access program content and contribute to class discussions on your own schedule and at your own pace each week. Four start dates per year (March, June, September, and December) allow you to engage with the program when it is most convenient for you.
  • Norwich’s long-standing commitment to military education and public service sets our criminal justice program – and your degree – apart.

Career Preparation

Whether you want to strengthen your criminal justice credentials for advancement in the military or transition from your military career to a leadership position in the public or private sectors, Norwich University’s Master of Science in Criminal Justice can help you achieve your career goals.

How to Get Started

We are here to help you achieve. From information on how to apply to the Master of Science in Criminal Justice program to tips on how to manage your time, we will guide and support you throughout your Norwich experience.

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