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Master of Science - Criminal Justice

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Become a Leader in Criminal Justice

Xavier University's Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree prepares current and aspiring professionals to advance in the criminal justice field and enhance their administration and leadership skills.

  • Flexible, 100% online format

  • Six starts per year

  • Finish in as little as one year

  • One of “America’s Top Colleges” for 2017 - Forbes

  • Advance your career with an online graduate degree or certificate in criminal justice

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Overview

Xavier Makes Leaders.

Interested in advancing your career and making an immediate impact in the community? Xavier University now offers two criminal justice programs to meet the needs of working professionals. The programs equip students with the aptitude and integrity needed to advance professionally in criminal justice agencies or pursue further study in criminal justice or related fields.


Xavier’s 100% online criminal justice programs include:


Master of Science in Criminal Justice
The Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree program is designed for students interested in studying the theory and practice of criminal justice in law enforcement, courts, corrections and the private sector.

Structured for working professionals, the 100% online program offers the same rigorous curriculum as our traditional on-campus program and equips students with a broad foundation in philosophies, theories, practices, structures, and issues of the criminal justice system. Courses include:


  • Law & Justice
  • Sociology of Crime & Delinquency
  • Correctional Counseling
  • Human Resources for Criminal Justice Administrators


Certificate in Criminal Justice Administration
For those looking to gain specialized knowledge at an accelerated pace, Xavier University offers a graduate-level certificate program. The 100% online program can be completed within one year and focuses on management skills in accounting, human resources, and policy formulation. Courses include:


  • Criminal Justice Administration
  • Human Resources for Criminal Justice Administrators
  • Government & Non-Profit Accounting

Classes are filling quickly for our next start, so call us now at

(855) 815-3056  for more information. 

Outcomes

The Preparation You Need to Advance.

Today, there is an increasing demand for highly qualified criminal justice administrators in public and private sector organizations to keep them running efficiently and effectively. To prepare working professionals with the skills to excel in the field, Xavier University now offers two comprehensive online programs. .


Master of Science in Criminal Justice
Xavier University’s online Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree equips students with the knowledge they need to become integral parts of criminal justice agencies, as well as to prepare students for professional advancement or further graduate work in criminal justice and related fields.


Tailored for working professionals, the flexible program focuses on the theory and practice of criminal justice in law enforcement, courts, corrections and the private sector. Students will gain valuable knowledge in criminal justice administration and will be able to make an immediate impact in the field.


Upon completion of the program, many graduates enter doctoral programs and law

schools to further their education.


Certificate in Criminal Justice Administration
Gain valuable skills and advance professionally with Xavier’s 100% online Certificate in Criminal Justice Administration. Designed for those seeking to enhance their administrative proficiency in an accelerated format, the nine-credit program focuses on key subject areas and is an excellent option for:


  • Working professionals who have a graduate degree and are interested in coursework in administration to advance in the field.
  • Those with an undergraduate degree who want to earn a certificate to advance in the field with credits that can be applied toward the master’s degree.
Please call us at (855) 815-3056 for more information.​

Why Xavier?

All For One. One For All. That's The Power of X.

There are many reasons to choose Xavier, here are a few:


"One of the top 10 Midwest master's-level colleges for 21 straight years, including No. 6 in 2016" 

– U.S. News and World Report


One of the "Best 380 Colleges in America" 

– The Princeton Review


One of "America's Top Colleges" for 2017

– Forbes


#4 Best Regional Midwest Colleges for Veterans for 2017

– U.S. News & World Report


One of the "Best Business Schools" for 10 straight years

– The Princeton Review


#10 for Undergraduate Entrepreneurship

– U.S. News & World Report


One of the Best Values in Private Colleges for 2016

– Kiplinger's Personal Finance


#33 in Part-Time MBA in the nation for 2017

– U.S. News & World Report


#28 in Graduate Accounting in the nation for 2017

– U.S. News & World Report


"One of the Best Business Schools in the Nation for 11 straight years."

– Princeton Review


98% of graduates are employed, pursuing post-graduate education or working for a service organization upon graduation


Find out if the X is right for you. Please call us at (855) 815-3056.

Paying for School

The Xavier Commitment.

You value your education as an important step to your dreams and goals. In this very difficult economic environment, we know that affordability is of paramount concern to our students and families.


The Xavier Commitment reflects our longstanding mission as a Jesuit university: To offer students and families the best resources to afford the quality Xavier education you want and deserve to prepare for lifelong success.


Xavier's Office of Student Financial Assistance will work one-on-one with you to review financial tools and resources ranging from scholarships, grants and alternative loans to campus employment opportunities and payment plans.


Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid can be a complex but a worthwhile task. The Office of Student Financial Assistance at Xavier is here to help students and families through the financial aid process. Our goal is to provide timely information and quality service while making a Xavier education affordable.


Yellow Ribbon University

Xavier University is a Yellow Ribbon School. If you are eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill, your tuition is covered at Xavier at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. GI Bill benefits include a monthly housing stipend, and the GI Bill also allows eligible veterans to transfer part or all of their benefits to a dependent family member.


If you qualify at 100% eligibility that means everything not covered by the GI Bill is paid for by Xavier and tuition is covered. To qualify for all of your benefit, you must have an honorable discharge after 36 months of active service. 


Please call us at (855) 815-3056 for more information.​

Accreditation

A Quality Education.

Xavier University is accredited by:


  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC):  One of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States, HLC accredits more than 1000 colleges and universities in nineteen states (including Xavier University). Visit the HLC website for information on HLC policies, programs, services, and educational materials.


  • The Ohio Department of Higher Education:  All profit and non-profit private schools of higher education obtain a Certificate of Authorization from the Ohio Department of Higher Education in order to issue degrees, offer for-credit coursework, or programming. Certificates of Authorization are granted for specific degrees and courses as well as specific periods of time and are filed with the Office of the Secretary of State of Ohio. Xavier has been authorized since 1925.


  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA):  A national advocate and institutional voice self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations. CHEA provides a powerful tool to search for accredited institutions and/or programs by state or accrediting body, offers resources on diploma/degree mills, and other resources and publications related to accreditation.


Please call us at (855) 815-3056 for more information.​

Military Friendly

We are proud to announce that Xavier University has been ranked No. 6 among Midwest Regional universities for services to veterans for 2016 by U.S. News and World Report.


At Xavier, we value the unique experiences gained through military service. Here at the Center for Veterans Affairs we seek to integrate veterans into the Xavier community by helping with their transition. Our Center strives to provide all of the resources necessary for veterans and their dependents to pursue their educational and personal goals.


The Xavier experience allows veterans and military students to receive a high-quality education, continue their service, and receive any assistance they may need. Our staff helps veterans through every step of the education process all the way to graduation, helps with employment, and stays in touch after they become Xavier alumni.


G.I. Jobs magazine has designated Xavier University a 2015 Military Friendly School for the sixth year in a row.

 

Xavier has been recognized by Military Advanced Education as a top university for commitment to service members and higher education.

 

U.S. News and World Report ranks Xavier No. 6 among Midwest Regional universities for services to veterans for 2016.
Xavier also has a partnership with the Cincinnati VA Medical Center and the VITAL program.
  • Overview
  • Outcomes
  • Why Xavier?
  • Paying for School
  • Accreditation
  • Military Friendly

Xavier Makes Leaders.

Interested in advancing your career and making an immediate impact in the community? Xavier University now offers two criminal justice programs to meet the needs of working professionals. The programs equip students with the aptitude and integrity needed to advance professionally in criminal justice agencies or pursue further study in criminal justice or related fields.


Xavier’s 100% online criminal justice programs include:


Master of Science in Criminal Justice
The Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree program is designed for students interested in studying the theory and practice of criminal justice in law enforcement, courts, corrections and the private sector.

Structured for working professionals, the 100% online program offers the same rigorous curriculum as our traditional on-campus program and equips students with a broad foundation in philosophies, theories, practices, structures, and issues of the criminal justice system. Courses include:


  • Law & Justice
  • Sociology of Crime & Delinquency
  • Correctional Counseling
  • Human Resources for Criminal Justice Administrators


Certificate in Criminal Justice Administration
For those looking to gain specialized knowledge at an accelerated pace, Xavier University offers a graduate-level certificate program. The 100% online program can be completed within one year and focuses on management skills in accounting, human resources, and policy formulation. Courses include:


  • Criminal Justice Administration
  • Human Resources for Criminal Justice Administrators
  • Government & Non-Profit Accounting


Classes are filling quickly for our next start, so call us now at

(855) 815-3056  for more information. 

The Preparation You Need to Advance

Today, there is an increasing demand for highly qualified criminal justice administrators in public and private sector organizations to keep them running efficiently and effectively. To prepare working professionals with the skills to excel in the field, Xavier University now offers two comprehensive online programs. .


Master of Science in Criminal Justice
Xavier University’s online Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree equips students with the knowledge they need to become integral parts of criminal justice agencies, as well as to prepare students for professional advancement or further graduate work in criminal justice and related fields.


Tailored for working professionals, the flexible program focuses on the theory and practice of criminal justice in law enforcement, courts, corrections and the private sector. Students will gain valuable knowledge in criminal justice administration and will be able to make an immediate impact in the field.


Upon completion of the program, many graduates enter doctoral programs and law

schools to further their education.


Certificate in Criminal Justice Administration
Gain valuable skills and advance professionally with Xavier’s 100% online Certificate in Criminal Justice Administration. Designed for those seeking to enhance their administrative proficiency in an accelerated format, the nine-credit program focuses on key subject areas and is an excellent option for:


  • Working professionals who have a graduate degree and are interested in coursework in administration to advance in the field.
  • Those with an undergraduate degree who want to earn a certificate to advance in the field with credits that can be applied toward the master’s degree.
Please call us at (855) 815-3056 for more information.​

All For One. One For All. That's The Power of X.

There are many reasons to choose Xavier, here are a few:


"One of the top 10 Midwest master's-level colleges for 21 straight years, including No. 6 in 2016" 

– U.S. News and World Report


One of the "Best 380 Colleges in America" 

– The Princeton Review


One of "America's Top Colleges" for 2017

– Forbes


#4 Best Regional Midwest Colleges for Veterans for 2017

– U.S. News & World Report


One of the "Best Business Schools" for 10 straight years

– The Princeton Review


#10 for Undergraduate Entrepreneurship

– U.S. News & World Report


One of the Best Values in Private Colleges for 2016

– Kiplinger's Personal Finance


#33 in Part-Time MBA in the nation for 2017

– U.S. News & World Report


#28 in Graduate Accounting in the nation for 2017

– U.S. News & World Report


"One of the Best Business Schools in the Nation for 11 straight years."

– Princeton Review


98% of graduates are employed, pursuing post-graduate education or working for a service organization upon graduation


Please call us at (855) 815-3056 for more information.​

The Xavier Commitment.

You value your education as an important step to your dreams and goals. In this very difficult economic environment, we know that affordability is of paramount concern to our students and families.


The Xavier Commitment reflects our longstanding mission as a Jesuit university: To offer students and families the best resources to afford the quality Xavier education you want and deserve to prepare for lifelong success.


Xavier's Office of Student Financial Assistance will work one-on-one with you to review financial tools and resources ranging from scholarships, grants and alternative loans to campus employment opportunities and payment plans.


Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid can be a complex but a worthwhile task. The Office of Student Financial Assistance at Xavier is here to help students and families through the financial aid process. Our goal is to provide timely information and quality service while making a Xavier education affordable.


Yellow Ribbon University

Xavier University is a Yellow Ribbon School. If you are eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill, your tuition is covered at Xavier at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. GI Bill benefits include a monthly housing stipend, and the GI Bill also allows eligible veterans to transfer part or all of their benefits to a dependent family member.


If you qualify at 100% eligibility that means everything not covered by the GI Bill is paid for by Xavier and tuition is covered. To qualify for all of your benefit, you must have an honorable discharge after 36 months of active service. 


Please call us at (855) 815-3056 for more information.​

A Quality Education.

Xavier University is accredited by:


  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC):  One of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States, HLC accredits more than 1000 colleges and universities in nineteen states (including Xavier University). Visit the HLC website for information on HLC policies, programs, services, and educational materials.


  • The Ohio Department of Higher Education:  All profit and non-profit private schools of higher education obtain a Certificate of Authorization from the Ohio Department of Higher Education in order to issue degrees, offer for-credit coursework, or programming. Certificates of Authorization are granted for specific degrees and courses as well as specific periods of time and are filed with the Office of the Secretary of State of Ohio. Xavier has been authorized since 1925.


  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA):  A national advocate and institutional voice self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations. CHEA provides a powerful tool to search for accredited institutions and/or programs by state or accrediting body, offers resources on diploma/degree mills, and other resources and publications related to accreditation.


Please call us at (855) 815-3056 for more information.​

We are proud to announce that Xavier University has been ranked No. 6 among Midwest Regional universities for services to veterans for 2016 by U.S. News and World Report.

 

At Xavier, we value the unique experiences gained through military service. Here at the Center for Veterans Affairs we seek to integrate veterans into the Xavier community by helping with their transition. Our Center strives to provide all of the resources necessary for veterans and their dependents to pursue their educational and personal goals.

 

The Xavier experience allows veterans and military students to receive a high-quality education, continue their service, and receive any assistance they may need. Our staff helps veterans through every step of the education process all the way to graduation, helps with employment, and stays in touch after they become Xavier alumni.

 

 

G.I. Jobs magazine has designated Xavier University a 2015 Military Friendly School for the sixth year in a row.

 

Xavier has been recognized by Military Advanced Education as a top university for commitment to service members and higher education.

U.S. News and World Report ranks Xavier No. 6 among Midwest Regional universities for services to veterans for 2016.

 

Xavier also has a partnership with the Cincinnati VA Medical Center and the VITAL program.

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