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Criminal Justice, M.C.J.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
, NC,
The department offers the Master of Criminal Justice degree.  Since it began, students have earned the MCJ degree and scattered across the United States and the world.  Some have pursued even more study and earned doctorate degrees or law degrees.  Many are working in local, state or federal agencies and a few are college professors of Criminal Justice.

About

The Criminal Justice curriculum contains a broad range of courses including Police Science, Social Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Law designed to equip students for work in the field of criminal justice. The Department's wide range of academic courses are intended to achieve the following major objectives:

  • Provide students with an academic, ethical, and legal foundation for employment opportunities within the criminal justice field.
  • Foster the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs):
    > good communication skills (written and oral)
    > improved critical thinking (problem solving and reflective judgment)
    > sharpen moral reasoning
    > deepen the appreciation and complexity of living in a more global society

Programme Structure

  • Global Crime and Insecurity
  • Responding to Global Crime and Insecurity
  • Criminological Research Methods
  • Fundamental Issues in International Law
  • Criminal Justice and Penal Process
  • General Principles of Criminal Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Theoretical Criminology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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).

  • A completed application for Admission to Graduate School and a non-refundable $35.00 application fee
  • Official transcripts and authorized school records with a course-by-course listing of courses and grades received; such transcripts must have been evaluated by a foreign educational credential agency, at the student’s expense.
  • A complete listing of acceptable agencies can be found on the NACES Website
  • Applicable test scores, such as GMAT, GRE, FE, MAT, etc.
  • Copy of current, valid passport
  • Evidence of financial resources sufficient to provide tuition and fees for the academic year (minimum of $28,500 USD) and an affidavit of support

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1095 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1095 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    1095 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1095 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    513 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 513 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Nashville

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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