Criminal Justice

California State University Stanislaus

M.A. On Campus
12 months
11880 USD/year
11880 USD/year
7606 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The master's degree in Criminal Justice at California State University Stanislaus builds upon the strong preparatory undergraduate Criminal Justice program with its blending of liberal arts, sciences, and applied components.


Learning outcomes

Further, the relationship between the Criminal Justice undergraduate and graduate programs at California State University Stanislaus is integral in serving the educational goals of the region and the state of California and in contributing in complementary ways to building an excellent, comprehensive university. Building upon its commitment to excellence of teaching and learning in the undergraduate program, the primary responsibilities of the master's program in Criminal Justice include, but are not limited to, the advancement of scholarly research and preparation for students to teach in higher education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Criminological Theory
  • Critical Analysis of the Criminal Justice System
  • Planning and Program Evaluation
  •  Emergent Issues in Criminal Justice 

  • Applied Data Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university.
    • At least 15 pre-baccalaureate units in criminal justice, criminology, and/or related discipline as approved by the program director.
    • An undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
    • A grade of B or better in an upper-division research and methodology course.
    • Three letters of reference.
    • A 1-2 page letter of intent specifying the applicant’s interest in the program, academic and professional background in preparation of graduate study, motivation to advance in the field of criminal justice through study, and intent to study full-time or part-time.
    • A sample of the applicant’s written work (ideally a library research paper, a theoretical research paper, or an empirical research paper / proposal in the undergraduate major).

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      11880 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 11880 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
    • National

      11880 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 11880 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
    • In-State

      7606 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 7606 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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    Criminal Justice
    California State University Stanislaus