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Our Master of Science in Criminal Justice Program approaches the study of crime and criminal justice from an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing insights from sociology, criminology, psychology, and law. As a Master’s Degree student in Criminal Justice, you will graduate with an understanding of the conceptual and theoretical frameworks that: (1) informs the study of crime and criminal justice, (2) assesses problems through a rigorous research approach, and (3) facilitates improved policy analysis. Graduates are adept at understanding research-based knowledge and how it applies to real-world situations. Although our students follow a variety of career paths, the skills learned in the program will help you with information gathering, processing, and problem solving regardless of your chosen career.
Our Online Master's program is ranked the 11th best in the country by US News & World Report (2017). The School of Criminal Justice is consistently ranked among the top 15 Best Criminal Justice Schools by US News & World Report and College Factual, holds a ranking as one of the top Best Doctoral Programs in the country, and is recognized as #1 in Research Productivity and Recognition by US News & World Report.
The Master’s in Criminal Justice curriculum is designed to achieve several core objectives:
Former students have found the Master's degree to be useful in obtaining a wide range of employment with the criminal justice system. Our alumni are currently employed in positions such as:
A background in criminal justice is not required for this program. Applicants will be considered for acceptance based on the following requirements:
*** Please note: An overall 2.75 GPA or higher may be considered for acceptance with at least one of the following:
***Note: GRE scores are only valid for five years.
International applicants must have a minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 (paper version) or 190 (electronic version) to be considered for acceptance.