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Wayland Baptist University    
 
    
 
  Sep 26, 2017
 
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

M.A. Criminal Justice degree plan

Criminal Justice, M.A.



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The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice degree prepares students to move from the acquisition to the application of knowledge necessary to address the problems related to crime and justice within our society. This program equips students to be effective agents of change in a complex system by providing a complete understanding of the social and legal aspects of crime.

The program is designed for:

  • Those who need a Master’s degree as a credential for entry into the criminal justice professions.
  • Those employed in the criminal justice system who wish to acquire job-related knowledge or to broaden their perspectives.
  • Those already employed in the criminal justice system who seek to teach at the community college-level or to obtain a position in some other area of the criminal justice system.
  • Those interested in an academic career in higher education, who wish to obtain a Master’s degree before entering a doctoral program.
  • Those interested in obtaining a Master’s degree prior to entering law school.

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