36 Credit Hours


The Master of Science in American Laws and Justice (MSALJ) degree program prepares professionals for careers in the justice system, businesses, government agencies, and NGOs. Students can complete one of two tracks: civil justice or criminal justice by completing 9 credits in that area.

CU’s program is multidisciplinary, combining elements of advanced study in various civil and criminal justice disciplines with other cognate areas such as leadership, business, and technology.



Courses from MBA, MS Data Science, MA Leadership or MS Computer Science or other 700 level courses.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply theoretical and practical legal and justice system knowledge to better understand factors that are reshaping and redefining the administration of justice.
  • Utilize legal research, advocacy, and communication methods and practices to communicate to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Apply leadership characteristics and management practices within intercultural workplaces.
  • Integrate course-specific skills and knowledge while being able to identify ethical dilemmas and resolve those dilemmas.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of state-of-the-art technological tools to enhance justice processes and deliver superior outcomes.

Admissions Requirements

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended schools
  • Completed application with Carolina University

Graduation Requirements

In order to become a candidate for graduation a student:

  1. Shall have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours at CU;
  2. Shall have maintained a minimum academic average of C (higher for some programs);
  3. Shall have passed all courses in his/her curriculum and made a C or better in key courses designated as essential in each program;
  4. Shall have completed at least 24 of the final 30 hours with Carolina University.