What will I learn?

Keiser University’s MACJ program enables students to contribute to the criminal justice profession and fosters independent learning. Upon completion of this program, students are able to:

  • Evaluate an agency’s ability to meet the safety needs of a community including corrections, law enforcement and administration of justice;
  • Evaluate, research and critically analyze gaps or deficiencies in criminal justice services;
  • Effectively and ethically lead and manage criminal justice, community services, and human/social services professionals in both public and private sectors;
  • Evaluate contemporary criminal justice systems and their policies and practices;
  • Evaluate the psychological basis, nature and causes of crime: typologies and offenders;
  • Demonstrate professional communication skills in writing through organizing, thinking critically, and communicating ideas and information in documents and presentations.

Prerequisites for Major Courses

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Program Outline

To receive a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice degree, students must earn 36 graduate semester credit hours.

Courses are offered with all options like Face to face, Virtual Remote but Live or Online.

Which department am I in?

Flagship Residential Campus

Study options

Online/Distance (36 graduate semester credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $12,586 for 12 credits

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

31 August 2020, 11 January 2021

Entry requirements

For international students

Successful completion of a baccalaureate degree program that is equivalent to a baccalaureate degree in the United States.

If an applicant’s primary language is not English, the applicant must present a TOEFL score of 500 or higher on a paper-based examination, a score of 173 on a computer-based examination, an internet-based score (iBT) of 61, or an IELTS score of 6.0 or higher.

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About this uni

Keiser University has a strong international character to its student body, providing a home-away-from-home for students from all over the world.

  • Career-focused education
  • Campuses across Florida and the world
  • Associate, bachelor’s, master’s & doctorate degree programs
  • Learning culture of ‘students first’