Skip to Main Content Skip to Footer Links

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

Do Justice to your Potential

Criminal justice is a vital, growing industry, and the need for skilled leaders has never been greater. On top of that, graduate degrees are increasingly becoming a preferred credential for many agencies. This is where you come in. Newberry's Master of Arts in criminal justice is a versatile, 100% online program that offers you the chance to advance your career in as few as 12 months.


Developed with a team of professionals from various backgrounds across the United States, this program offers you the necessary skills to meet the demands of today and the future. Continue your education affordably with competitive rates and our Tuition Promise, and continue working while completing your coursework anytime, anywhere. Join agents of justice in a variety of fields from policing, corrections, security, judicial administration, social services, and more.


What are you waiting for?

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Intro Image


The 30-hour program includes coursework in professional ethics, jurisprudence, criminology, juvenile law and justice, mental health and addictions, and diverse populations & criminal justice. The program also includes leadership coursework in contemporary organizational development, change management, and research methodology. Each class lasts seven-and-a-half weeks.

Your courses:

CRJ 400 | Professional Ethics in Criminal Justice
CRJ 417 | Diverse Populations and Criminal Justice
ODL 510 | Contemporary Organizational Development Foundations
CRJ 513 | Criminal Jurisprudence
ODL 511 | Managing Change with Agility and Resilience
CRJ 512 | Criminology Theory
CRJ 516 | Juvenile Law and Justice
CRJ 518 | Mental Health and Addictions and Criminal Justice
ODL 531 | Research Methodology
ODL 570 | Capstone / Thesis

Tuition for the M.A. in Criminal Justice is $575 per credit hour ($1,725 per course).

10 courses | 30 credit hours

Tuition includes courses-related fees (e.g. testing, student services, course-resource fees). Expenses for books and supplies are the responsibility of the student.

Graduate applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so you can apply and start the program at any subterm!

You'll only need to submit your Graduate Admission Application.

For more information, please contact Mr. Bill Kuehl, director of online & graduate studies enrollment, at or 803.321.5276.

View Academic Catalog

Career Possibilities

  • Policing
  • Corrections
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Military Police
  • Judicial Administration
  • Probation & Parole
  • Law
  • Social Services


Back To Top