Criminal Justice

Lamar University

Master Online
12 months
10630 USD/year
10630 USD/year
5722 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice at Lamar University is available to you as an online program and offers theoretical perspectives and practical applications of the B.S. degree. 


The program develops your advanced administrative skills to increase your effectiveness and professionalism as a criminal justice professional. This graduate degree particularly benefits those seeking advancement in their current agencies as well as those seeking employment in federal law enforcement agencies and federal courts. 

Why Study Criminal Justice at Lamar?

The Lamar University Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, available fully online, is designed to help you develop the essential knowledge and skills needed to become an effective practitioner or supervisor in the criminal justice system. You will receive advanced academic training, special expertise in advanced issues, supervisory and administrative proficiency and the methodological and statistical skills necessary to understand research and new developments within the criminal justice system. You'll graduate with applied knowledge that enables you to rise toward the highest levels in criminal justice organizations.

Career Paths

Specifically, positions for which this program will prepare you include police chief, sheriff or commanding officer of law enforcement agency, superintendent or commanding officer of corrections agency, FBI, ATF, and other federal law enforcement agent, Ph.D. student or researcher in criminal justice.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Criminal Justice System and Policy
  • Theoretical Foundations of Crime Control
  • Planning and Evaluations
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Leadership

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit Application. All international graduate applicants should submit online applications through the Apply Texas system.
  • Submit Academic Records
  • Provide Proof of English Language Proficiency. International applicants, both undergraduate and graduate, must provide proof of English language proficiency through scores on the TOEFL or IELTS. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10630 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5315 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    10630 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5315 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    5722 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2861 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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Criminal Justice
Lamar University