12 months
1595 USD/credit 47850 USD/year
1595 USD/credit 47850 USD/year
736 USD/credit 22080 USD/year
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Criminal Justice from Wayne State University offers a comprehensive and flexible master's degree focusing on a broad range of justice issues, emphasizing both the problem of crime and the criminal justice system's response. 


Criminal Justice from Wayne State University curriculum provides an integrated appreciation of crime and justice in contemporary society. Here, you'll learn the latest evidence-based practices to reduce crime and promote justice. Our program will also develop your analytic skill-set to prepare you for a career in today's leading agencies.  


  • Police Identification and Records Officers
  • Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
  • Transit and Railroad Police
  • First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
  • Detectives and Criminal Investigators
  • Bailiffs
  • Emergency Management Directors
  • Security Guards

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Criminal Justice
  • The Nature of Crime
  • Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • Data Management and Analysis for Criminal Justice
  • Statistics and Data Analysis in Political Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have two letters of recommendation, at least one of which is strongly encouraged to be written by a former professor/instructor submitted online
  • Personal statement
  • International applicants must complete the equivalent of a U.S. four-year bachelor's degree, including all state and external/internal examinations required for the degree. 
  • Submit your transcript(s)
  • Demonstrate English proficiency 
  • Pay the non-refundable $50 application fee
  • Test Scores
  • If you are applying to a master's program, your minimum undergraduate GPA must be 2.75 or its equivalent in upper division coursework.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    47850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1595 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    47850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1595 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    22080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 736 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Detroit

1050 - 1770 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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