Criminal Justice, M.S.
Graduate Degree
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Program Overview

Ranked highly among best Criminal Justice M.S. programs in the country, our program provides students with advanced theoretical, legal, and methodological training for research, teaching, and management careers in criminal justice. The program serves to educate criminal justice professionals and prepare students for further advanced graduate work, legal studies, and scholarship.

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice Program is always offered entirely online with a minimum of four synchronous sessions a semester. Unlike other online programs, where students have no direct interaction with faculty and peers, here students have the opportunity to interact in a virtual setting in each course, but maintain the flexibility of never having to come to campus.

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Featured Courses
CJ 601 - Seminar Criminal Justice
A forum to acquaint students, faculty and guests with each others' research and experiences in dealing with criminal justice issues.
CJ 604 - Advanced Theory Criminal Justice
Course is designed to provide the student already familiar with the basic concepts of criminological theory the opportunity to examine in depth a selected set of theories.
CJ 621 - Advanced Criminal Law & Procedure
A review of contemporary legislation and court decisions relating to criminal law and procedure.
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Program Highlights
Ranked

Recent rankings placed the Master of Science in Criminal Justice in the top programs in the United States.

Waiver

Applicants may qualify for a waiver of the GRE requirement if the student possesses an overall GPA of 3.30 or higher as evidenced by his/her official, final degree transcript from the applicant’s baccalaureate degree-awarding institution, or by completion of a master’s degree in a related field.

Advanced Instruction

Advanced Instruction provides students like you the instruction required to take your employment to the next level in the field of Criminal Justice.

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Career Opportunities
Students in the Criminal Justice, M.S. program have the foundation to obtain leadership positions in justice organizations or public safety or security.
  • Corrections Supervisor
  • Court Administration Manager
  • Government Liaison
  • Law Enforcement Supervisor
  • Intelligence Analysis Manager
  • Online or Cybersecurity Manger