M.Sc. On Campus

Criminal Justice

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

12 months
25650 USD/year
25650 USD/year
12219 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Criminal Justice program of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee prepares students for leadership positions in the field of criminal justice and provides a strong foundation for students who anticipate advanced study at the doctoral level.


The curriculum of the Criminal Justice program of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee offers criminal justice professionals a broad foundation for understanding criminal justice policy. Legal, organizational, political and behavioral frameworks are used to analyze the operation of the U.S. criminal justice system. 

Students are introduced to advanced knowledge on the nature and causes of crime, the justification and means of social control, the administration of the justice system, and the evaluation of criminal justice programs.

Areas of Study

  • Crime Analytics UWM is the first school in the state to offer courses in crime analysis, which is one of the fastest-growing areas of criminal justice.
  • Joint Degree in Public Administration The combination of public administration and criminal justice courses provides you with theoretical and practical exposure to evolving professional practice in the criminal justice field.
  • Joint Degree in Social Work This dual degree program blends criminal justice courses with an evidence-based social work practice curriculum.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Measuring Crime and Analyzing Crime Data
  • Analysis of Criminal Justice Research
  • Administration of Criminal Justice Systems
  • Perspectives on Crime and the Criminal Justice System
  • Criminological Perspectives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university in criminal justice, a related social science, or other relevant educational experience.
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.00 (for good-standing admission).
  • Applicants with an undergraduate cumulative GPA between 2.75-2.99 may also be considered for admission but must submit satisfactory scores on the verbal and quantitative sections of either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT).
  • Two letters of recommendation from those familiar with applicant’s academic record and suitability for graduate work.
  • It is recommended that applicants have completed a research methods course and a statistics course at the undergraduate level prior to beginning the program.
  • Official transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25650 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25650 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25650 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12219 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12219 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Milwaukee

1066 - 1767 USD /month
Living costs

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


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