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Master of Arts in Criminal Justice,
Interdisciplinary Studies (MACJ IS)

Expand Career Opportunities in Criminal Justice with an Online Degree Completion Option

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Criminal Justice, Interdisciplinary Studies (MACJ IS)

You believe in law and order, and you’ve started a career in the criminal justice field, perhaps in law enforcement. Now you want to take it to the next level—a leadership level. Start by taking your education to the next level with a relevant graduate degree. Better yet, pursue a master’s in criminal justice that maximizes the acceptance of graduate-level coursework you’ve already completed while offering a multidisciplinary approach to explore multiple areas of interest.

The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, Interdisciplinary Studies at Keiser University allows you to collaborate with faculty and cover everything you need to help you prepare for the career you want as you serve and protect your community. Learn about criminology, the court system, juvenile justice, conflict resolution, criminal behavior, and more as you complete your master’s in criminal justice program.

At a Glance

Credit Hours

33 Credit Hours


11 Courses


12 - 24 Months*

Week Terms

8 Week Terms

Credit Info

Up to 12 credits of transfer credit

Quick Info

Leadership opportunities in law enforcement, corrections, courts, homeland security, and public and private security.



Financial Aid

Financial aid for those who qualify**

** Speak with a dedicated financial aid counselor to explore all your financial aid and funding options.

* Time to degree completion is an estimate, not intended as a guarantee, and can vary based on many case-by-case factors.

MACJ IS Overview Overview

Keiser University’s master’s in criminal justice with a concentration in interdisciplinary studies fosters independent learning by providing an intensive study into various elements that make up the field of criminal justice. The field is interdisciplinary in nature, incorporating elements of sociology, law, public administration, and psychology. This program extends that interdisciplinary nature with the opportunity to apply up to 12 credit hours toward a concentration in education, business, homeland security, or psychology. In this way, the program offers the freedom to more closely align your education to your overall career goals.

Student First Philosophy

Featuring a “Student First” mentality, Keiser University is committed to providing the education students need to excel in their careers and their lives—whether that is with a criminal justice graduate degree program or one of many other learning opportunities. Our commitment to putting students first leads us to offer a flexible learning option through an online delivery format.

Through our master’s in criminal justice program, we help graduates prepare for advancement opportunities within the fields of law enforcement, criminology, the judicial system, and more.

Know Your “WHY”
Commit to Graduation

This multidisciplinary graduate degree program is designed to enhance professional skills for those in government agencies — law enforcement, corrections, and the courts — as well as business in the private and public security sectors. The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, Interdisciplinary Studies program offers the insights and skills needed to pursue opportunities for advancement throughout their careers.

What Can You Expect to Learn

Keiser University’s MACJ IS program helps students earn the education and credential they need to make positive contributions to the criminal justice field as well as their careers. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Assess an organization’s ability to meet the safety needs of a community including corrections, law enforcement and administration of justice
  • Critically analyze gaps or deficiencies in criminal justice services
  • Ethically lead and manage criminal justice, community services, and human/social services professionals
  • Evaluate contemporary criminal justice systems and their policies and practices
  • Understand the psychological basis, nature and causes of crime: typologies and offenders

Program Prerequisites

Relevant bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

For students with a CGPA of 3.0 and above, no GMAT or GRE is required for any of Keiser University’s graduate programs, including this master’s in criminal justice.

Program Outline

To receive a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, Interdisciplinary Studies, students must earn 33 graduate semester credit hours. Curriculum includes:

  • Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, Interdisciplinary Studies Courses
    Seminar in Criminal Justice 3.0 credit hours
    Seminar in Court Systems 3.0 credit hours
    Seminar in Correctional Systems 3.0 credit hours
    Seminar in Law Enforcement 3.0 credit hours
    Research Methods in Criminal Justice 3.0 credit hours
    Theory in Criminology and Criminal Justice 3.0 credit hours
    Concentration Elective 3.0 credit hours
    Concentration Elective 3.0 credit hours
    Concentration Elective 3.0 credit hours
    Concentration Elective 3.0 credit hours
    Capstone 3.0 credit hours

Career Pathways

Upon graduation through this online program, you will have earned a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, Interdisciplinary Studies as well as gained the abilities you need to:

  • Pursue career and advancement opportunities in criminal justice fields
  • Evaluate an agency’s ability to meet the safety needs of a community
  • Think critically and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • And more!

Through Keiser’s MACJ IS program, you will gain a deeper understanding of fundamental and advanced concepts involved in law enforcement, courts, and corrections as well as how they apply to your elected concentration in education, business, homeland security, or psychology. You will also gain the skills needed to pursue and excel in relevant career opportunities in multiple settings, including:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Corrections
  • Local, State, and Federal Courts
  • Corporate Security
  • And more!

Start Your Master’s in Criminal Justice Degree Program Now!

Are you ready to take your criminal justice career to the next level? Start with a master’s degree you can personalize toward your long-term career goals. Pursue your Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, Interdisciplinary Studies at Keiser University. Learn more by Requesting More Info now!

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Keiser Benefits

We understand that today’s students have many responsibilities and obligations in their lives. At Keiser, we deliver the same quality education through different scheduling options to accommodate busy schedules. Whether you choose day, evening, or online classes, chances are, you will find a schedule that fits yours and allows you to fulfill one of the most important commitments you can make – a commitment to your education.

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Flexibility and Convenience

When you enroll in Keiser University’s programs, you can pursue your educational goals anytime and anywhere you have internet access.
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One Class at a Time

You have the option of taking just one or two classes at a time, allowing you to concentrate on learning while balancing your education with work, family and other responsibilities. With our “students first” focus and small classes, you’ll receive personal attention from your instructors.
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Experienced Faculty

Keiser University’s dedicated, accomplished faculty members are committed to your success. All faculty are prepared and are actively engaged in the fields they teach. You’ll benefit from their wealth of knowledge and real-world experience.
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Dedicated Financial Aid Support

We are here to help guide YOU through the financial aid process to determine what type of aid you may qualify to receive to support your educational endeavors.


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