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Criminal Justice, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #924 (BCR) , MD,
This multi-disciplinary approach to deviance and administration of justice takes into consideration the social, physical, and spiritual well being of victims, offenders, and communities which provide a deeper understanding of crime and the struggle of the modern criminal justice system.


The purpose of this course of graduate study in criminal justice is to prepare students to think critically, analytically, and creatively about the problems of crime and social control in the contemporary world. The program is designed to meet the diverse needs of criminal justice professionals and will accomplish a number of objectives:

  • To prepare students for careers in law enforcement, corrections, criminal justice administration and planning.
  • Provide students with a thorough knowledge of social science theory and in applying criminological theory and research to current problems in criminal justice.
  • To provide students with thorough knowledge of current issues in criminal justice and the importance of the relationship of criminal justice to other disciplines and professions such as social work, psychology, medicine, dentistry, nursing, and public health.
  • To prepare students in the application of various computer technologies to decision-making in the criminal justice system.
  • To prepare students to conduct social research on crime and the effect of policies and programs on crime outcomes.
Possible Careers: Institutional mental health therapists, Rehabilitation therapist, Family reunification advocate, Juvenile justice/criminal court social worker, Victim/witness advocate, Case manager, Administrator/program director, Community resource development

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Crime and Society
  • Criminal Procedure and Rules of Evidence
  • Restorative Justice
  • Criminological Theory
  • Legal and Ethical Aspects in Health and Mental Health Services

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • The applicant must demonstrate satisfactory performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). For admission with regular status, satisfactory performance is defined as a minimum combined verbal and quantitative score of 1000, and an analytical writing score of 4.0. Students submitting lower scores may be considered for provisional status. OR The applicant must demonstrate satisfactory performance on a critical-essay examination (CEE) administered by the Department of Social Work and Social Ecology under the guidance of the School of Behavioral Health. For admission with regular status, satisfactory performance for the CEE is defined as a minimum pass rate of 75 percent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20778 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20778 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    20778 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20778 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for California

  • 1570 - 2660 USD/month
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