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Criminal Justice, M.Sc.

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University rank #987 (BCR) Oxford, OH, United States
The Master of Science in Criminal Justice offers a unique program of study for students who wish to pursue administrative or supervisory careers within criminal justice agencies. 


With its interdisciplinary focus, this degree will provide students with both a solid foundation of academic knowledge in criminal justice and a specialized practical skill set that can be applied in a broad range of supervisory roles within criminal justice settings.

Students choose a concentration in Administration or Crime Analytics. The program requires 30 credit hours and is delivered fully online.


Miami University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region of the United States. Miami's most recent accreditation review occurred in 2015.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Criminal Justice Systems: Theory
  • Criminal Justice Systems: Practice
  • Advanced Statistics for Criminal Justice (cross listed as STA)
  • Law, Liberty and Criminal Justice
  • Crime and Place
  • Advanced Research Methods

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts sent directly to Miami's Graduate School
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Professional statement of interest
  • Résumé
  • Online assessment (to demonstrate technical competence)
Graduation Requirements
  • Program completion within five calendar years (unless an extension of the time is granted through petition to the Graduate School).
  • 12 hours at the 600 level (or above)
  • 3.0 minimum g.p.a.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15026 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    6155 USD/semester
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Living costs for Oxford

  • 1095 - 1810 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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