Master of Science in Criminal Justice (Online)

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice is a professionally oriented terminal master’s degree offered completely online. It is designed to develop the essential knowledge and skills needed to become an effective practitioner or supervisor within the criminal justice system. It provides students with advanced academic training, special expertise in advanced issues within the criminal justice system, supervisory and administrative proficiency, and the methodological and statistical skills necessary to understand research and new developments in criminal justice.

Graduates of this program will be expected to continue their work in the criminal justice field, be prepared to handle increasing responsibilities in their jobs, and gain promotions to the highest levels of their organizations.

No MAT/GRE Scores Required: The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) and the GRE admission requirement is currently being waived for the M.S. in Criminal Justice.

If you are considering pursuing a Ph.D. following completion of this degree program, you must enroll in the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice. This program will not qualify you for admission into the Ph.D. program.

Attention is centered on:

  • Advanced academic knowledge for working professionals
  • Mastery of creation, presentation, and analysis of criminal justice policy
  • Special expertise in advanced issues covering the criminal justice system
  • Increased supervisory and administrative proficiency and implementation of policies
  • Methodological and statistical skills necessary to understand research and new developments in the criminal justice field