Master of Science in Criminal Justice
The Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree is designed to provide an advanced understanding of the nature of crime and society's reaction to it and the various components of the criminal justice system. The program of study enhances professional development for those seeking managerial and leadership roles as well as preparing students seeking to enter law school or complete a doctoral degree.
Master of Science in Criminal Justice Tracks
Designed for students considering law school or pursuing future research and a doctoral degree. Students in this track generally pursue higher education teaching opportunities upon completion of this degree. There are 33 hours of course work plus a thesis required to earn the Master of Science in Criminal Justice in this track.
This program is tailored to emphasize leadership and administrative skills and knowledge and requires completion of 36 hours of coursework. Nonthesis track students are seeking professional development opportunities and are generally already working within the criminal justice field.
Master of Science in Criminal Justice students with qualifying GPAs are eligible to join the Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society. Graduate courses are offered in the traditional as well as online/blended environments in order to make our programs as accessible as possible to full-time professionals.