Department of Criminal Justice, Legal Studies & Social Work

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The Department of Criminal Justice, Legal Studies and Social Work offers students the option of studying in three separate degree programs: Criminal Justice, Legal Studies and Social Work.

The Department also offers a Graduate Certificate and a Masters of Applied Science in Forensic Investigations. The Certificate and M.A.S. are designed to provide individuals the opportunity to receive instructions from eminent forensic scientists and other distinguished professionals as well as department faculty. Several forensic investigation courses and degrees are of particular interest to professionals and students interested in a career in crime scene investigation. Several select hands-on courses are taught in conjunction with the Southern Institute of Forensic Science.



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    Forensic Investigation

    Missouri Western State University offers a Certificate and a Masters of Applied Science in Forensic Investigations. The Certificate and Masters degree are designed to […]

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    Law Enforcment Academy

    Gain the skills and training needed to be a law enforcement professional.

  • Dr. Tushaus and students in Washington D.C.
    Legal Studies

    • Proud to be ABA Approved since 1986 • Only ABA Approved program at a public institution in the State of Missouri • Four […]

  • social work students in class
    Social Work Program

    Are you passionate about helping others? Earn the education to make a difference through the Missouri Western Social Work Program!

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