IT Accelerated MS Criminal Justice Program

The School of Information Technology (SoIT) has developed a program that offers students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice in an accelerated time frame.  The BSIT + MSCJ program enables students to earn both degrees in as little as 5 years.

The Criminal Justice 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 is recognized as #1 in Research Productivity and Recognition by US News & World Report.

Accelerate your Education

Get your Master's and Bachelor's in the same amount of time as the Bachelor's.

Experience the great advantages of the Co-op program. Get extensive experience at real organizations which is so coveted in today's world of hiring.

Career Possibilities

Technology is increasingly becoming an integral part of the field of Criminal Justice.

This degree is suitable for those who want to pursue a career in organizations related to the justice system and in particular law enforcement, courts, attorney generals’ offices, non-profits that support the criminal justice system, or military. It may also be suitable for students pursuing careers in financial institutions, especially in fraud prevention and auditing.

Some career possibilities are:

  • Information Security Analyst
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Analyst for a Federal Agency 


Applications are open on November 1 and close on the last day of February each year.


To apply for IT Accelerated MS Criminal Justice Program, please make sure to complete all required components of the application:

  • Cover sheet
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Proposed degree plan
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript or Degree Audit
  • One letter of recommendation from a professor