Online Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Are you interested in the fields of policing, homeland security, and emergency management? Need a flexible, convenient way to earn your master’s degree? The online Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Public Safety from Indiana University Kokomo may be the perfect fit for you!
This program focuses on the intersection between two exciting fields: criminal justice and public safety. You may complete coursework on an array of topics, including:
- Crime mapping
- Geographic information systems
- And more
This program was designed for convenience. If you already work in the criminal justice field or have a job in security, the online format of this program may be beneficial to you without sacrificing the quality. You will earn an IU master’s degree from wherever is convenient for you to work!
If you are interested in beginning careers in any of the following areas, this online M.S. might be the next step for you:
- Correctional office supervisor
- Public safety officer
- Security manager
- Emergency management director
- Criminal investigator
- Police and detective supervison
While earning this degree, you can choose from two concentrations:
- Public safety concentration: In this concentration, you assess public safety risks using various analysis tools and develop plans to prepare, manage, and mitigate natural and human-made crises
- Criminal justice concentration:In this concentration, you analyze the nature and extent of crime, critically evaluate major theories of crime, and assess the effectiveness of criminal justice systems, non-criminal justice programs, and other policies and practices that respond to crime
In order to graduate with the online Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Public Safety, you must complete 33 credit hours. Your requirements will break down as follows:
- Core courses (15 credit hours)
- Concentration courses (18 credit hours)
This degree is offered completely online and taught by the same IU professors who teach on-campus classes. Take courses with professors from IU Bloomington, IUPUI, IU Kokomo, IU East, and IU Southeast.
To gain acceptance into this program, you must:
- Have a bachelor’s degree
- Have a 2.7 grade point average or above on a 4.0 scale<
To apply for this master’s program, you will need to provide:
- Official transcripts
- GRE scores
- A 250-word personal statement explaining background and reasons for entering the program
- TOEFL scores (international students only)
Please note: Supplementary materials such as letters of recommendation, writing samples, and related materials may also be submitted but are not required.
Ready to get started?
If you’re ready to earn your master’s degree, we’re excited for you! Don’t wait; apply for the online Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Public Safety today!
Have some questions about this certificate? Want to know what it’s like to be an online student? Learn more about the online Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Public Safety from IU Online.