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Criminal Investigative Leadership

Earn an Online Masters in Criminal Investigative Leadership

The 30-hour MS Criminal Investigative Leadership degree + certificate program is specifically designed to advance the field practitioner as a specialty leader, organizational leader, or administrator.  

All courses are 8 weeks and are offered 100% online. Our format provides for greater flexibility, higher completion rates at a faster rate than most traditional degrees.  Plus, practitioners and Military may be eligible for additional credit conversion of CALEA or Military training equivalents that may be transferred towards their degree.

Applicants with an undergraduate degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Anthropology, or a closely related field, are eligible to apply.

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MS in Criminal Investigative Leadership Core Courses include:

  • FORS 5103 Technical Communications in Forensic Science
  • FORS 5203 Ethics & Professional Issues in Forensic Science
  • FORS 5303 Statistics in Forensic Science
  • FORS 5403 Advanced Criminal Investigations 

Course Specialization Requirement (+2 Electives):

  • FCRJ 5233 Crime Analysis & Mapping
  • FCRJ 5323 Public Information & Civic Engagement
  • FCRJ 5413 Global Justice Administration
  • FCRJ 5523 Servant Leadership in Criminal Justice 

A certificate in Forensic Communications is automatically earned upon completion of the following:

  • FORS 5103 Technical Communications in Forensic Science
  • FORS 5203 Ethics & Professional Issues in Forensic Science
  • FCRJ 5323 Public Information & Civic Engagement
  • FCRJ 5113 Advanced Interviews & Interrogations

Why choose University of the Southwest?

  • Earn your 100% online Master’s Degree in Criminal Investigative Leadership at your own pace.
  • Our regionally accredited online university will ensure that your degree & education is respected
  • Financial Aid is available for our 100% online master’s degrees
  • Recognized among the Best Tier 1 Regional Universities by US News & Report Best Colleges 2011.
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