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Program Summary 

Criminal justice systems are increasingly looking for new and innovative ways to combat the spread and impact of crime, which has been intensified by globalization. Uniquely combining the fields of international crime and justice with global affairs, the track examines issues related to transnational crime, international relations, and domestic and international justice and law. Furthermore, and recognizing the importance of utilizing technical tools to analyze crime and criminal networks as well as the emerging cyber domain, the track focuses on mapping, GIS, and cybercrime-related issues.  

What You Will Learn

To prepare students for careers in domestic and international law enforcement and justice, the curriculum includes both foundational courses necessary to understand current global trends as well as courses that emphasize policy analysis relevant to transnational crime and justice, national security and international organizational missions. 

Courses in economics, quantitative and research methods, and writing and presentation skills provide additional academic and professional preparation. Professional Development Seminars and Capstone research projects supplement the curriculum.

 

Year One

  • First Semester (9 credits)
    • ISS 6216: Foundations of Globalization (3 credits)
    • ECO 6025: Economic Policy Analysis (3 credits)
    • ISS 6387: Analytical Writing and Presentation Skills (3 credits)
    • Non-credit Professional Development Seminars
  • Second Semester (9 credits)
    • Research Tools for Global Studies (3 credits)
    • Students take two additional courses from the list below (6 credits):
      • CCJ 6676: Transnational Crime and National Security (3 credits)
      • CCJ 6079: Geospatial Crime Analysis (3 credits) 
      • CCJ 6040: Comparative Crime and Criminal Justice Systems (3 credits) 
      • CCJ 6675: Applied Research in Human Rights & Rule of Law (3 credits)
      • CCJ 6620: Immigration and Crime (3 credits) 
      • ISS 6640: Global Financial Crimes (3 credits) 
      • ISS 6219: International Law and Global Security (3 credits)
      • DSC 6020: Terrorism & Homeland Security (3 credits)
      • ISS 6996: Intelligence Community Successes and Failures: Policy Implications (3 credits)
    • Non-credit Professional Development Seminars

Year Two

  • Third Semester (9 credits)
    • PAD 6306: Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation OR SYA 6655: Program Design and Evaluation (3 credits)
    • Students take two additional courses from the list below (6 credits):
      • CCJ 6676: Transnational Crime and National Security (3 credits)
      • CCJ 6079: Geospatial Crime Analysis (3 credits) 
      • CCJ 6040: Comparative Crime and Criminal Justice Systems (3 credits) 
      • CCJ 6675: Applied Research in Human Rights & Rule of Law (3 credits)
      • CCJ 6620: Immigration and Crime (3 credits) 
      • ISS 6640: Global Financial Crimes (3 credits) 
      • ISS 6219: International Law and Global Security (3 credits)
      • DSC 6020: Terrorism & Homeland Security (3 credits)
      • ISS 6996: Intelligence Community Successes and Failures: Policy Implications (3 credits)
    • Non-credit Professional Development Seminars
  • Fourth Semester (9 credits)
    • Master’s Capstone (3 credits)
    • Students take two additional courses from the list below (6 credits):
      • CCJ 6676: Transnational Crime and National Security (3 credits)
      • CCJ 6079: Geospatial Crime Analysis (3 credits) 
      • CCJ 6040: Comparative Crime and Criminal Justice Systems (3 credits) 
      • CCJ 6675: Applied Research in Human Rights & Rule of Law (3 credits)
      • CCJ 6620: Immigration and Crime (3 credits) 
      • ISS 6640: Global Financial Crimes (3 credits) 
      • ISS 6219: International Law and Global Security (3 credits)
      • DSC 6020: Terrorism & Homeland Security (3 credits)
      • ISS 6996: Intelligence Community Successes and Failures: Policy Implications (3 credits)
    • Non-credit Professional Development Seminars
"Most if not all of what was covered in the Master of Arts in Global Affairs program is relevant to my current work with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Overall I have no doubt that the experience with the program has only made me a more skilled professional.” Donald Dinehart, ‘16 Skyline Ultd Inc.

Career Guide

Master of Arts in Global Affairs students with a track in International Crime and Justice can seek careers in government, law enforcement, counter terrorism, environmental criminology, crime analysis, international human rights, international human rights, financial crimes, financial compliance, and anti-money laundering. Focus areas also include intelligence, national security, international law, research, tourism, technology and security.

  • Common Job Titles
    • Special Agent
    • Law Enforcement Officer
    • Immigration Service Officer
    • Research Consultant
    • Resource Specialist
    • Intelligence Officer
    • Legal Investigator
    • Diplomat
    • Analyst
  • Popular Employers
    • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
    • Defense Intelligence Agency
    • Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • Human Rights Watch
    • Raymond James Financial
    • United Nations
    • World Bank
    • Local Municipalities
    • UNICEF
    • Interpol
    • National Human Trafficking Resource Center
    • Drug Enforcement Agency
    • Local Enforcement Agencies
    • U.S. Department of Treasury


    Employers also include political risk analysis firms, embassies, public interest advocacy groups, political campaigns, legislators, local municipalities, newspapers, banking and financial institutions, consulting firms, financial institutions, domestic firms with operations abroad, exporters, importers, interest groups, international foundations, schools, and universities.

  • Skills
    • Strong Verbal and Written Communication Skills
    • Negotiation Skills
    • Presentation Skills
    • Critical Thinking Teamwork/Collaboration
    • Ability to obtain a security clearance
    • Analytical Skills
    • Program Management Research
    • Overseas Experience
    • Quantitative Analysis
    • Language Proficiency
    • Understanding of public policy
  • Professional Associations
    • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
    • National Association of Legal Investigators
    • Fraternal Order of Police
    • International Society of Criminology
    • American Society of Criminology
    • International Association of Crime Analysts
  • Salary

    $25K entry level - $100K senior level

    Want more information? Go online to ONET /Occupational Outlook Handbook/U.S. News.

Ready To Take The Next Step?

Apply to FIU to enroll in the Global Affairs program, International Crime and Justice track today.