The MSCJ program is designed for, but not limited to, people currently working in the criminal justice system or closely related fields. The MSCJ program is delivered entirely online.
The MSCJ provides students with advanced academic training, special expertise in advanced issues within the criminal justice system, supervisory and administrative proficiency, and the methodological and statistical skills necessary to understand research and new developments in criminal justice. The program increases abilities in critical thinking, problem solving, oral and written communication, and understanding of the criminal justice system in the U.S. It presents an integrated program of study that is academically rigorous and practically oriented. It is appropriate for students who:
- are currently working in the criminal justice system and seeking to move into higher supervisory roles
- are currently working in the criminal justice system and seeking to broaden their skills by obtaining job-related knowledge and expertise
- are seeking to broaden their skills and knowledge in order to secure employment in the criminal justice system
Students will be guided through an intense, supervised course of study of the history and current issues in criminal justice, criminal justice policies and practices, and ways to improve those practices. This program also requires work in qualitative and quantitative methodologies, statistical analysis, and research design sufficient to make graduates proficient in consuming and understanding research that may be needed in management positions. All course work builds toward a policy thesis, which demonstrates an understanding of a criminal justice issue and the policy implications of that issue. Graduates of this program will be expected to continue their work in the criminal justice field, be prepared to handle increasing responsibilities in their jobs, and gain promotions to the highest levels of their organizations. The program is offered fully online and is built around eight week courses each term throughout the year.
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- Applied Research and Analysis
- Criminal Justice Organizations and Management
- Criminal Justice Policy
- Criminal Law
- Capstone Project
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed
DisciplinesCriminology View 164 other Masters in Criminology in United States
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 (4.0 scale)
- Applicants are required to score at least 145 on the verbal portion, 140 on the quantitative portion, and 3.0 on the writing portion of the GRE; or score at least 400 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT).
International725 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
National725 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
In-State320 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 320 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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