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Criminology and Criminal Justice, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Faculty, who are experts in their field, developed the Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice to prepare students for research, management and policy positions or continuation into a Ph.D. program.

This flexible degree program is 30-31 credits and provides a thesis and non-thesis option, while offering traditional, evening and online courses. Public safety professionals from partnering organizations may quality for a scholarship valued at 20 percent of tuition and fees through our community service personnel scholarship program

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Intel and Homeland Security
  • Civil Rights and Liberties
  • Restorative Justice
  • Gender Roles
  • Marriage and Family Problems
  • Sociology of Law
  • Law and Culture
  • Drugs, Alcohol, and Society
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Current Issues in Crim Justice
  • Legal Ethics
  • Leadership and Administration
  • Administrative Law
  • Admin of Financial Resources 
  • Strat Planning/Needs Assessmnt
  • Policy Analysis & Development

                              Detailed Programme Facts

                              • More details: Advisory Deadline
                                • Domestic Applicants: August 1
                                • International Applicants: May 1
                              • Programme intensity Full-time
                                • Full-time duration 24 months
                              • Languages
                                • English
                              • Delivery mode
                                On Campus

                              English Language Requirements

                              • Minimum required score:


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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

                              Completion of a Bachelor's degree with at least a 3.0 undergraduate GPA

                              Completion of the following courses or equivalent:

                              • Introduction to Criminal Justice
                              • Criminology
                              • Criminal Law

                              Tuition Fee

                              • International

                                778 USD/credit
                                Tuition Fee
                                Based on the original amount of 778 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
                              • National

                                778 USD/credit
                                Tuition Fee
                                Based on the original amount of 778 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
                              • In-State

                                406 USD/credit
                                Tuition Fee
                                Based on the original amount of 406 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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                              Living costs for Dearborn Heights

                              • 1000 - 1500 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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