M.Sc. On Campus

Criminal Justice

North Carolina Central University

12 months
18046 USD/year
18046 USD/year
4740 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Criminal Justice at North Carolina Central University helps prepare students for research, policy development, administrative and supervisory positions within the various sectors of the criminal justice field. 


Criminal Justice at North Carolina Central University emphasizes analysis, critical thinking and the practical application of knowledge. Beyond completing rigorous course work, students gain practical experience through fulfilling a field placement or a shadowing experience with an upper-level manager in an approved criminal justice agency or related field. 

Therefore, our students are exposed to academic and professional experiences. The department is also home to two institutes: the Juvenile Justice Institute and the Institute for Homeland Security and Workforce Development, providing opportunities for research.


  • Located in the heart of the high-tech Research Triangle, NC Central University’s research centers are preparing students to become the next generation of scientists and social scientists. 
  • Our work addresses the economic and social challenges that impact North Carolina and the world today—and those that will affect us tomorrow. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Legal Issues in Law Enforcement
  • Corrections
  • Law Enforcement 
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Correctional Counseling and Treatment 
  • Juvenile Counseling and Treatment 
  • Community-Based Corrections 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online graduate admission application
  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts of all schools attended (if you earned your degree from a non-U.S. school, please see the international applicant requirements)
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Statement of purpose/personal statement
  • The GRE is not required
  • A writing sample is required for the professional track

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18046 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9023 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    18046 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9023 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    4740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2370 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Durham

990 - 1670 USD /month
Living costs

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


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.

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