Criminal Justice

Widener University

M.A. On Campus
24 months
750 USD/credit
750 USD/credit
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The master of arts in Criminal Justice program at the Widener University provides a foundation in criminological theory and research methods with a focus on developing knowledge for practical application.


In Widener University's master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) program, you will learn from criminal justice leaders and practitioners with years of teaching experience, expand your knowledge of the criminal justice system, sharpen your critical thinking and research skills, and find unique opportunities to nurture a rewarding career in criminal justice.

The MCJ degree curriculum allows students to explore why crime occurs, discover how components of the criminal justice system work, and critically assess ongoing challenges faced by various parts of the system. 

Flexible Program

  • With evening classes and hybrid (on-line/in classroom) courses, the MCJ program is designed to meet the needs of busy professionals. 
  • Whether you're established in a career or a recent graduate looking to pursue an advanced degree, you can earn your degree with courses tailored to your interests and professional goals.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Nature of Crime and Delinquency
  • Seminar in Law and Criminal Justice 
  • Organizational Behavior in Criminal Justice 
  • Research Methods and Quantitative Applications in Criminal Justice 

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  • Part-time
    • 24 months

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30 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).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application form
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from all previously attended institutions
  • A personal statement describing reasons for applying to the MCJ program and expectations of the program
  • GRE scores will be considered as part of an application but are not required

Tuition Fee

  • International

    750 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 750 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    750 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 750 USD per credit and a duration of 24 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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