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Master of Arts in Criminal Investigation

Develop your investigative skills while advancing your leadership potential in law enforcement.

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Receive instruction in advanced criminal investigation methods, crime scene management, theory, and technique from instructors who are expert practitioners in the field--all with coursework and scheduling tailored to your needs. You can fit this coursework into your busy lifestyle through online instruction.

Program Quick Facts

Upcoming start date May 13, 2024
Estimated program length

One year full- time

18 months part-time

Credit hours 30
Course length 8 weeks
Delivery Methods 100% online
Cost per credit $705
Admissions Requirement View the Admissions Requirement Here
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Academic Catalog

Need to find a course description or review your degree requirements? View the current online catalog at the link below.

Areas of Study

MACI Specializations

Hone your skills and use coursework directly in the field through the MACI program. Whether you aspire to go into management positions, or you want to advance your skills in criminal investigation, your advisor will personally help you tailor the 30-credit program to meet your career goals.

Dual Degree in MACI/MBA

Obtain both a Master of Arts in Criminal Investigation and a Master of Business Administration degree to allow you to include advanced business content in your criminal investigation work. You only need an additional 24 credits in business courses for a total of 54 credits to earn the dual degree. 

Integrated BA/MA in Criminal Investigation

If you completed criminal justice coursework at the undergraduate level, you can apply for this five-year program, in which you’ll work to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, then transition directly into obtaining a Master of Arts in Criminal Investigation. 

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