M.Sc. On Campus Online

Criminal Justice

University of Central Missouri

12 months
627 USD/credit 18810 USD/year
627 USD/credit 18810 USD/year
313 USD/credit 9390 USD/year
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When you are ready to continue your education, choose a well-established program with world class faculty. We offer a master degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Central Missouri. 

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The Department of Criminal Justice at University of Central Missouri was founded in 1962 and has stayed true to its roots while continuing to innovate and keep pace with today’s criminal justice agencies.  The CJC graduate program is one of the most flexible you will find, offering classes 100% online or face to face in Warrensburg or Lee's Summit. 

Earning a Master of Science in Criminal Justice will provide you with the knowledge and skills to excel in your chosen career field.  This program is designed for those who wish to enter and/or progress in a criminal justice agency, seek a position of leadership, research, or teaching in criminal justice. 

Quality and Affordability

  • The University of Central Missouri is highly distinguished for having one of the best online criminal justice programs in the nation by leading education and industry resources for online education information.  
  • Criminal Justice faculty are internationally recognized for their expertise and scholarship and are an excellent blend of academic credentials and field experience.  The full time faculty who teach at the Warrensburg campus are the instructors you will have in your online courses, too.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Criminal Justice Philosophy and Policy 
  • Special Projects in Criminal Justice Administration 
  • Causes of Crime 
  • Comparative and International Criminal Justice Systems 
  • Criminal Justice International Study 
  • Miscarriages of Justice 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

All application materials should be received by Graduate Studies at least three weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. 


30 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Criminal justice major preferred, but not required
  • Cover letter explaining deficient GPA
  • Writing sample based on these prompts
  • Official scores on the GRE General Test (combined score Quantitative and Verbal Reasoning of 300 points and a minimal score of 4.0 on the Analytic Writing Test).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18810 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 627 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    18810 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 627 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9390 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 313 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Warrensburg

800 - 1300 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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