This graduate degree program offers a curriculum in the administration of criminal justice, leading to a Master of Arts. The design of the program focuses on students seeking career opportunities or advancement in the justice-related fields. The degree program provides students with knowledge in the areas of criminal law, criminal justice, juvenile/delinquent behavior issues, security, terrorism and other current and timely topics. In light of the events of Sep 11th, the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice addresses security issues to ensure students learn the effects and changes to the U.S. Criminal Justice system as well as addressing broader countermeasures. Students choose from numerous major courses to focus their studies. The Criminal Justice program provides the student with an understanding of the United States Criminal justice system. The Curriculum offers a useful educational experience and academic skills for students who wish to pursue doctoral study or possibly a law enforcement position.
The American Public University System is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association; and nationally, by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council.
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A variety of student loan programs are available to students, including federal and private loans. (FAFSA code 038193) American Public University also offers Military Tuition Assistance and the GI Bill