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Criminal Justice

Grand Valley State University

12 months
Duration
14000 USD/year
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About

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice (M.S.) degree from Grand Valley State University is designed to prepare students to become highly capable criminal justice leaders, planners, practitioners and academicians who will continually improve the criminal justice system and profession.

Overview

Key facts

The Criminal Justice program from Grand Valley State University is designed to prepare those students who are planning to pursue doctoral degrees.

Why Study Criminal Justice At Grand Valley?

  • Faculty have practical experience, diverse specialties, strong academic credentials, and a vast knowledge of the criminal justice system.
  • Students receive a challenging, enriching, and applied academic experience.
  • Class sizes are small, students in the program come from various backgrounds, and there are numerous opportunities for students to work one-on-one with professors through graduate assistantships.

Career Options

Graduates find employment in a variety of professions, including:

  • Law enforcement
  • Court administration
  • Correctional administration
  • Juvenile justice
  • Probation and parole
  • Private security
  • Social services
  • Public administration

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Qualitative Methodology 
  • Criminal Justice Leadership 
  • Legal and Ethical Issues 
  • Criminal Justice Policy and Program Evaluation 
  • Research Methodology and Data Analysis 
  • Criminology 
  • Policing and Society 
  • Corrections and Punishment 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

33 SCH

33-36

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale calculated from the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least two are from current or former professors).
  • A personal statement essay detailing academic preparation, background experiences and professional, educational and career goals for entry into a master's program in criminal justice, and any special topic areas that you would like to pursue at the master's level.
  • The Graduate Committee reserves the right to require additional information it deems appropriate, including GRE test scores and writing samples. The committee may also require applicants to appear for an oral interview. The decisions of the Graduate Committee are final.
  • Students who have not earned a degree in criminal justice or criminology may be required to take undergraduate criminal justice courses at the discretion of the MCJ graduate program director. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 USD per year during 12 months.

National 708 $ / credit

Living costs for Allendale

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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