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Criminal Justice, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #1156 (BCR) , KY, | Online
The Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) program at Bowling Green State University began in 2001. The MSCJ degree emphasizes the development of individuals for leadership roles in criminal justice agencies, as well as providing a base for pursuit of doctoral level study. 

About

The MSCJ program provides students with a solid base of understanding law enforcement, corrections, courts, and juvenile justice, while permitting students to focus and specialize their studies in a wide range of core areas. The program provides students with a solid background in both theory, practice, and research in criminal justice, which prepares graduates to better understand the challenges facing them in the criminal justice field. 

The programme

Take the next step in your criminal justice career with BGSU's Master's of Science in Criminal Justice. This high-caliber program will equip you for leadership roles in criminal justice agencies, as well as provide a solid base for the pursuit of a doctoral degree. For working professionals interested in pursuing a Criminal Justice graduate degree on a part-time basis, we maintain an evening course schedule with classes offered from 6-9 PM.

Accreditation

The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Criminal Justice Processes and Institutions
  • The Nature of Crime
  • Criminal Justice Policy Analysis
  • Research Methods in Criminal Justice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    33 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
    • Time flexibility
      Semi-structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Scanned copies of official or unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended. Upon admission, final official or notarized copies of transcripts from all institutions where degrees were earned (showing dates when the degrees were conferred) and diplomas from international institutions must be submitted. 
  • Standardized test scores (GRE, GMAT, PRAXIS, OAE) may be required. Please visit the program website for additional information. 
  • Programs may also require recommendations, a statement of purpose, a resume, and other documents. Please visit the program website for additional information. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18678 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9339 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    10688 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5344 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Bowling Green

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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