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Administration of Justice, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice educates students about the dynamics of crime, criminal behavior, the criminal justice system, and how these complex factors interact in recursive relationships with social institutions and public realities.  Students are prepared with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully compete in a variety of professional positions in criminal justice or in closely related fields.  This program also prepares students for doctoral programs.

Taught by leading criminal justice faculty who have extensive experience as attorneys, law enforcement officers, corrections experts and investigators.  The MS in Criminal Justice program prepares you for continued study or the pursuit of a variety of careers, including leadership roles within the judicial system, law enforcement agencies, legal firms, correctional facilities and the field of criminal justice education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Scholarship
  • Seminar: Crime, Justice and Society
  • Applications of Crime Theory
  • Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • Analyzing Criminal Justice Data
  • Ethics and Policy in Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice Administration

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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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).

General Requirements

  • Online application - A completed online application and $50 application fee
  • Résumé  
  • Transcripts - Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • GPA - A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • GRE Scores - GRE scores are required for applicants with a GPA below 3.5
  • Letters of Recommendation - Three appropriate letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement - Prepare a brief, but careful statement regarding the reasons you want to pursue graduate work in this field, your specific interest and experiences in this field, and your career goals

Tuition Fee

  • National

    439 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 439 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    439 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 439 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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International

  • Tuition: $1,260.00
  • Required Fees (all students): $6,641.28

Living costs for Bridgewater

  • 1289 - 2670 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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