Make Your Community a Safer Place

Explore the rapidly growing fields of law enforcement, courtroom services, corrections, and homeland security with a degree in criminal justice from Nova Southeastern University. Learn how to navigate and reform the criminal justice system with an interdisciplinary education as you develop your leadership skills and become equipped to aid your community.

Specialize your degree with concentrations like behavioral science, emergency preparedness management, and more. Graduate ready to start a rewarding career in crime prevention, law enforcement, public service, and criminal justice reform.

Why Earn Your Criminal Justice Degree at NSU?

Ph.D. in Criminal Justice

Gain an in-depth understanding of the factors that lead to criminal behavior and crime through the program’s core curriculum. Develop the expertise to provide societal solutions to control crime and address problems in the criminal justice system.

Specialize your degree with one of three concentrations, including:

  • Behavioral Science
  • Criminal Justice Policy, Practice and Leadership
  • Juvenile Justice and Human Services

With a doctorate in criminal justice, expand your expertise in areas such as research, academia, and management or go on to work as a criminal investigator, correctional authority, consultant, or criminologist.

Courses are offered online.

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Master’s in Criminal Justice

Learn the ins and outs of the criminal justice system through an interdisciplinary lens with an M.S. in Criminal Justice. Discover your passion through the program’s core curriculum and gain exposure to the many different subject areas of criminal justice.

Specialize your degree with one of three concentrations, including:

  • Behavioral Science
  • Child Protection and Juvenile Justice
  • Investigative Forensic Technology

Go on to pursue a career in fields like state law enforcement, environmental law enforcement, specialty law enforcement, and federal law enforcement.

Courses are offered online.

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Bachelor's in Criminal Justice

Take on the challenges of our criminal justice system from within your community and beyond with this interdisciplinary, research and practice-based degree program.

Receive a foundational education of human behaviors, crime and punishment, and how the criminal justice system functions.

Pursue a career in fields like crime prevention, law enforcement, public service, criminal justice reform, as well as security and criminal investigation.

Offered online and in person.

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Is Dual Admission Right For You?

If you know your career plans require graduate or professional school, why wait until you’re done with undergrad to plan for the future?

With NSU’s Dual Admission program, you’re reserved a seat in one of our graduate or professional programs while you complete your bachelor’s degree.

Learn About Dual Admission

Gain an Edge in Criminal Justice with These Unique Offerings

Fit Your Studies into Your Busy Schedule

Undergraduate and graduate programs are offered completely online. The School of Criminal Justice’s flexible approach to learning gives you a first-rate education that fits your schedule. You’ll have time for all of the things that are important to you while you reach your career goals.

Learn More About the Online Experience

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Navigate Your Education with Supportive Faculty

The School of Criminal Justice’s faculty are committed to supporting your educational and professional goals. You’ll learn from professors who have a wide range of expertise in the field of criminal justice, with specializations ranging from Child Protection to Public Administration.

Meet Our Faculty

Become Part of an Engaged, Supportive Community

Whether you’re online or on campus, be part of a community that you can connect with through clubs and organizations. NSU’s Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice houses a variety of honor societies and student organizations that correlate with your studies and passions.

Passionate about criminal justice? Alpha Phi Sigma is an honor society that recognizes academic excellence in students of criminal justice.

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Thrive Within a Changing Legal Landscape

Interested in criminal justice and the legal system? Ready to advance in both your career and your ability to make a difference? Expand your education with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from NSU's Shepard Broad College of Law.

 Learn About NSU's J.D. Program