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Criminal Justice, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
, CA,
Uniquely situated in the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center with the LAPD and LA Sheriff’s Department crime labs, the applied focus of the Master of Science program in Criminal Justice provides opportunities for students to bridge the gap between research and practice.  

About

The M.S. prepares students to become civic professionals with problem solving skills that can effect change through a commitment to community building and evidence-based practices.

The curriculum is designed to cultivate students’ scholarly perspective by expanding their capacity for critical analysis and evaluation of emergent issues and controversies that characterize the administration of the criminal justice system. The practicum component of the program gives students the opportunity to participate in engaged scholarship while developing leadership abilities and research skills.

Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA).

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Administration of Justice
  • Criminal Justice Research
  • Statistics in Criminal Justice 
  • Seminar: Administration of Justice 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

In addition to University requirements for admission to graduate study, applicants must possess a baccalaureate from an accredited college or university with acceptable preparation in criminal justice and general principles of theory and research.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16248 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16248 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    16248 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16248 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    8178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8178 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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