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National University Masters in Criminal Justice

 2021- 2022
Advising Information
College of the Canyons and National University

  • Learn law enforcement leadership for the 21st century by earning National University’s Master of Criminal Justice in as soon as 12 months. This engaging program integrates theory with practice to prepare you for today’s complex criminal justice issues.Graduates are prepared for challenging and demanding careers in local, state, and federal law enforcement management, correctional administration, security administration, criminal justice research, and teaching or training assignments.

     Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

    • Evaluate the managerial practices that have shaped the criminal justice professions
    • Analyze court decisions involving police or criminal justice agencies in terms of criminal sanctions.
    • Analyze issues of police morale, motivation, retention, selection, and recruitment
    • Evaluate and determine what should be the consequences of unethical conduct by police officers
    • Evaluate and compare the American criminal justice system with other criminal justice systems
    • Evaluate disciplinary, theoretical, criminological, and philosophical foundations in the management of criminal justice
    • Develop oral, written, and technological communication for criminal justice professionals
    • Utilize critical thinking and problem solving skills to identify quality scholarship and research in the field of criminal justice
  •  GPA
    Bachelor’s Degree with a 2.5 cumulative GPA from a regionally accredited institution.
    Students must submit official transcripts to verify Bachelor’s Degree and cumulative GPA.
    $322.50 per quarter unit including the 25% COC tuition scholarship.
    Standard tuition rate $443 per unit

    Contact Information

    Ryan McGill, Center Director
    National University Oxnard Campus
    (818) 932-2461

    National University, Oxnard Campus
    1000 Town Center Drive
    Oxnard, CA 93036
    (818) 932-2461 (Admissions Office) 

    Financial Aid Advisors
    (818) 932-2472 or 2473






Term 2021 - 2022
Duration 1 year
Costs Graduate Tuition: $322.50 per quarter unit  (includes 25% COC tuition scholarship)
Format Accelerated One Course Per Month (4-Week Courses); Courses meeting 1 night per week and 1 Saturday per month (5 onsite meetings per month) at COC/UCEN.
Scholarships COC Tuition Scholarship:  25% scholarship per class, per month; Students save $468 per class by taking NU classes onsite at the COC/UCEN location
Units 54 quarter units are required to earn the Master’s degree

Core Requirements     (8 courses / 36 quarter units)
CJA 600 Criminal Justice Theory, Practice, and Policy    4.5
CJA 610 Critical Issues in Criminal Justice    4.5 
CJA 620 Legal Issues in Criminal Justice    4.5 
CJA 622 Professional Ethics in Criminal Justice    4.5 
CJA 627 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems    4.5 
CJA 650 Advanced Criminological Theory    4.5 
CJA 655 Advanced Research Methods    4.5 
CJA 690 Research Project Thesis    4.5 
Program Electives Select four courses from the following list:     (4 courses/ 18 quarter units)
CJA 625 Security Management and Planning    4.5 
 4.5CJA 660 Drugs, Alcohol, and Public Policy     4.5
CJA 665 Violence and Victimization     4.5 
 4.5FSC 622 Law and Criminal Procedure    4.5 
FSC 631 Major Case Investigation    4.5 
FSC 643 Forensic Psychology    4.5