The Criminal Justice program’s coursework at the University of Cincinnati approaches the study of crime and criminal justice from an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing insights from sociology, law, public administration, and criminal justice. The curriculum is designed to achieve several core objectives:
- Provide students with the conceptual and research skills needed to undertake advanced analyses of crime and the criminal justice system.
- Furnish law enforcement, corrections, and court practitioners with knowledge of justice administration, social science perspectives of human behavior, policy analysis, and criminal justice theory.
- Train those who will become leaders in the criminal justice system by providing the skills needed to upgrade levels of professional practice, improve standards, initiate fresh perspectives, and act as agents of change.
- Prepare social scientists to pursue careers in university and research settings.
Master's degree students in Criminal Justice will leave the program with a broad understanding of crime as well as the different parts of the justice system. Students will become adept at understanding research-based knowledge and how it applies to real-world situations. Although students follow a variety of career paths, the skills learned in the program will help them in information processing and problem solving regardless of their chosen career.
Graduate training is growing in significance in the field of criminal justice. Agencies are equating professionalism with higher educational attainment. For many careers, the Master’s in Criminal Justice is becoming the minimum qualification for employment. Former students have found the master's degree to be useful in obtaining a wide range of employment. Our alumni currently hold positions such as:
- Lieutenant in the State Police
- Police Officer
- Chief of Police
- Probation Officer
- Counselor in a Halfway House
- Research Analyst for a Federal Agency
- Drug Enforcement Agent
- Crime Reporter
- College Professor
- Criminal Justice Policy Analysis
- Criminal Justice Management
- Correctional Theory and Policy
- Theory and Practice of Law Enforcement
- The Criminal Offender
- Seminar in Criminal Justice Theory
- Seminar in Criminal Justice Process
- 24 months
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DisciplinesCriminal Law Criminology Criminal Justice View 257 other Masters in Criminal Justice in United States
- A baccalaureate degree (any major) from an accredited institution
- At least two (2) letters of reference
- A personal statement describing relevant qualifications, goals, and program fit
International26644 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13322 USD per semester during 24 months.
National26644 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13322 USD per semester during 24 months.
In-State14902 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7451 USD per semester during 24 months.
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