Degrees

The academic programs created by the National Institute for Law and Justice Education have been specifically developed by people who not only hold advanced degrees in the disciplines of law and justice, but who typically possess decades of experience as practitioners within the law and justice professions. The undergraduate programs authored through the Institute are academically rigorous and provide each student in attendance with the opportunity to garner a comprehensive level of understanding of the discipline. The undergraduate law degree options were intentionally designed to serve the needs of students in search of relevant pre-law education and those interested in the study of law. The undergraduate curriculum in criminal justice provides an exceptional level of fundamental knowledge and understanding and is directly applicable to those seeking career advancement within the profession.

The graduate programs created by the Institute are, quite simply, intense and provide students with a unique opportunity to develop subject mastery in a variety of specializations. Each class created and delivered by the Institute consists of fully narrated lecture materials, custom published textbooks created by the instructor, comprehensive writings assignments, teleconference classroom sessions conducted each week of the term, examinations that measure student understanding and ability to apply new concepts, and access to the instructor through two-way video during office hours to extend the learning process.

Specific degree curricula offered and supported by the Institute can be seen below.

Degree Programs:

Doctor of Philosophy  (Ph.D.) – Criminal Justice
Doctor of Juridical Science (J.S.D.) – Judicial Studies
Master of Arts (M.A.) – Criminal Justice
Master of Laws (LL.M.) – Judicial Studies
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) – Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) – Law
Associate of Arts (A.A.) – Criminal Justice
Associate of Arts (A.A.) – Law

The curricular programs created by the Graduate School of Criminal Justice Studies at the Institute provides a highly refined curricular strategy and instructional program leading to award of the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, with specialization in high-demand areas of expertise. Each of these programs of study provides students in attendance with a rigorous level of instruction and prepares them to pursue careers within these specialties of the justice profession. Not everyone in the justice profession is well suited for a career in patrol or investigations. This doesn’t mean however that there isn’t room for them within the profession. Although we provide excellent degree and curricular support to colleges and universities within the more traditional areas of criminal justice, the Institute also recognizes the need for specialists, who make valuable contributions each and every day. Graduate degree specializations include:

 

Graduate Degree Specializations
Criminology
Justice Administration
Crime Analysis
Corrections Management
Judicial Studies
Justice Systems Management
Justice Training and HR Management
Military Law Enforcement and Security
National Security and Intelligence
Police and Prison Chaplaincy
Police Executive Leadership
Securities and Exchange Enforcement
Special Operations and Emergency Management Leadership

 

The National Institute for Law and Justice Education recommends that affiliate colleges and universities use a cohort method for admission, along with a review process to determine eligibility. The admission’s standard below are recommended.

Undergraduate Programs:

  • Graduation from an accredited High School with a GPA of 3.0 or above and,
  • Score of 600 or better on the Institute’s Academic Proficiency Examination
  • Approval by the Admissions Board and Academic Director

 

Graduate Programs:

  • Graduation from an accredited university in an equivalent discipline with a GPA of 3.0 +,
  • Score of 700 or better on the Institute’s Academic Proficiency Examination and,
  • Three years of experience within the Law and Justice profession,
  • Approval of the Academic Director,
  • LL.M. candidates must hold a J.D.

 

Doctoral Programs:

  • Graduation from an accredited university in an equivalent discipline with a GPA of 3.0 +,
  • Score of 800 or better on the Institute’s Academic Proficiency Examination and,
  • J.S.D. and Ph.D. candidates must hold an M.A. in an appropriate discipline and,
  • Three years of experience within the Law and Justice profession,

Approval of the Academic Director

Candidates for admission may be granted a provisional admission to the Institute based upon the recommendation of the admissions board and with approval by the Academic Director.

See Majors for specific course requirements
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