Prepare yourself for an exciting career where fast and thorough analysis, decision-making and action can have life-saving consequences. Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Advanced Counterterrorism provides a focused examination of the history of global terrorism and the responses to it. As you work on your criminal justice master's online degree, you'll learn intelligence analysis, threat assessment, advanced surveillance and counterterrorism techniques.
This criminal justice master’s online with a concentration in advanced counterterrorism provides students with valuable justice system skills and strategies, including those that apply to policing and corrections, as well as homeland security issues. Upon completion of your criminal justice master’s online degree, you'll come away with a broad understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in these growing fields, such as:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your criminal justice master’s online at SNHU include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 5 graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.
Upon completion of the master’s in advanced counterterrorism, you’ll understand the challenges of counterterrorism and homeland security and how to meet those challenges. By studying criminal justice online with SNHU, you’ll also be prepared for wide variety of positions, including those in local and federal government, law enforcement, security and corrections. A master’s degree can be a significant advantage in career advancement and promotion to senior responsibility roles in public safety organizations.
The curriculum for this criminal justice master’s online degree provides in-depth knowledge of homeland security tactics designed to help you advance in your career. You’ll learn from industry experts who teach subject matter from a practical, hands-on perspective, which adds relevance and credibility to your training.
This course offers the Criminal Justice graduate student the opportunity to identify, analyze and discuss the most prevalent issues affecting the delivery of criminal justice and public safety services today. Students will examine the civic responsibilities of criminal justice professionals and the challenges facing our contemporary criminal justice system, while also developing an understanding of the key criminal justice theories.
This course will emphasize the principles of strategic management, ethical leadership, and community involvement as they apply to a public safety organization within the criminal justice system. The course focuses on the student's development of leadership qualities that address the difficult questions, such as risk management and budgetary constraints, faced by public safety leaders.
This course focuses on the relationship between prevailing criminological theories and the development and implementation of public policy. Students will learn how to evaluate policy recommendations and their effect on a range of public safety organizations.
Explore the techniques and methods used to evaluate the performance of a criminal justice organization by examining a real-world scenario. Students assess an organization to identify factors impacting the overall performance including its mission, goals, structure, policies, and processes. Students use applicable methods and data to determine effective resource and communication strategies for continuous improvement within criminal justice organizations.
Explore the different roles of criminal justice professionals in navigating critical issues and challenges in the judicial process from the initial crime through the appeals phases. Students compare the procedural impact of local, state, and federal court systems through the examination of controversial court cases and inequalities within the judicial process.
This course promotes the value of using both quantitative and qualitative research methods in leadership, planning and decision-making. Students learn how to forge data-driven strategies for effective criminal justice problem-solving.
This capstone course is the culminating experience for the M.S. in Criminal Justice program. The aim of the capstone is to assess students' ability to synthesize and integrate the knowledge and skills they have developed throughout their coursework, rather than introducing new concepts. This course is structured to support student success in fulfilling program requirements.
This survey course introduces the analysis, interpretation, and management of conflict in contemporary organizational settings. Using interdisciplinary lenses, the course explores systemic, interpersonal, and other causes of conflict; conflict's influence on workplace communication and decision-making; and the relationship between conflict, leadership, and career advancement.
Explore how geopolitics and terrorist attacks influence the world today. Examine historical events and the impact on foreign and domestic policy. Students dispel misconceptions and create a new evidence-based response to address global terrorism.
Deconstruct biases and mindsets about terrorism. Explore modern international and domestic counterterrorism as techniques to mitigate actions by terrorist organizations and extremists. Students gain a comprehensive view of the motivation and nature behind terrorism.
Analyze international and domestic terrorist threats utilizing threat assessment techniques. Examine viable responses and communication strategies identified from a critical assessment. Using these responses and strategies, scrutinize intelligence to create a viable solution to mitigate a terrorist threat.
Examine and interpret intelligence gathered using industry standard practices. Apply structured analytic techniques to review data and information for the purpose of synthesizing and communicating findings to a variety of audiences. Students acquire the know-how in applying the right technique(s) to produce the type of information needed to take action in addressing terrorism related problems.
Total Credits: 36
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.
$40 Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
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