Criminal Justice, M.Sc. | Part time online | Florida Gulf Coast University | United States
12 months
1174 USD/credit 42264 USD/year
1174 USD/credit 42264 USD/year
291 USD/credit 10476 USD/year
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The M.S. in Criminal Justice at Florida Gulf Coast University is designed to prepare graduates for advancement in justice-related professions, particularly as administrative and management level officers in law enforcement, corrections and juvenile justice. 


The Criminal Justice program offered by Florida Gulf Coast University provide graduates with an in-depth understanding of management of criminal justice agencies as it relates to the agency, the law, the courts, and the public.

Our program advances the theoretical perspectives and practical applications of the B.S. degree in the development of advanced administrative skills that increase the effectiveness and professionalism of criminal justice personnel.  

As noted by numerous agency heads, a graduate degree is particularly beneficial to those seeking advancement in their current agencies as well as those seeking employment in federal law enforcement agencies and federal courts.

Specific positions for which this program will prepare students include:

  • Police chief
  • Sheriff or Commanding Officer of law enforcement agency
  • Superintendent or Commanding Officer of corrections agency
  • FBI, ATF, and other federal law enforcement agent
  • Researcher in criminal justice

Graduates with M.S. in Criminal Justice from Florida Gulf Coast University will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the evolution of and the policy issues affecting the field of Criminal Justice.; and identify evidence-based “best practice” policy to address these issues;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the interaction of criminal justice with the broader social, economic, and political environment;
  • Demonstrate effective technological, managerial, analytical, and communication skills;
  • Integrate ethical and professional behavior, diverse perspectives and interdisciplinary approaches in designing and implementing solutions to complex public and social problems.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Management & Administration of Justice 
  •  Criminal Justice Policy
  •  Social Constructs of Crime 
  •  Media and Community Relations CJ 
  •  Legal Aspects of CJ Management 
  •  Public Budgeting 
  •  Public Personnel Admin 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • FGCU graduate application 
  • Official academic transcripts from every college or university attended 
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution 
  • Three letters of recommendation 
  • Personal aspiration statement (300-500 words) 
  • Interview 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42264 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1174 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    42264 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1174 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10476 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 291 USD per credit during 12 months.


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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