by Bethel University
Bethel University Alumnus, Kyle Frazier, has a passion for public safety. Frazier works diligently toward the betterment of the community through his service as a patrol corporal for Rutherford County. In addition, Frazier is a member of the Tennessee Army National Guard, where he works as a fire direction officer.
Frazier earned a Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) degree from Bethel University’s College of Professional Studies in 2018. “I found the criminal justice program to be relevant to my career and very engaging because the topics discussed are subjects that I deal with every day,” Frazier stated, “The knowledge that I have gained from the MSCJ program has broadened my horizons on how to be a law enforcement officer.”
While completing the MSCJ program, Frazier was deployed and placed on active duty on three separate occasions. Additionally, he completed a number of military training programs throughout the country including the Field Artillery Training Basic Officer Leadership Course in Oklahoma, attended the National Training Center in California, and was an Honor Graduate from the Tennessee National Guard Officer Candidate School, all while simultaneously completing his master’s degree.
The MSCJ program at Bethel University pairs a 100% online format with relevant, real-world curriculum, and can be complete in as little as 23 months. Frazier noted the MCSJ program is “manageable” for busy, working adults due to its online delivery which allows students to complete the program while continuing to work full-time.
When asked if he had any advice for others who may be considering the possibility of furthering their education with a MSCJ degree from Bethel University, Frazier responded, “If your goal is to be in law enforcement as a supervisor, administrator, or leader, the MSCJ is a great program to broaden your rational thinking skills and critical thinking ability in regards to law enforcement as a whole.”
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