M.Sc. On Campus

Criminal Justice

University of North Alabama

24 months
740 USD/credit
740 USD/credit
370 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Any applicant failing to meet the requirements for unconditional admission to the MSCJ program may be conditionally admitted with recommendations of the graduate faculty in the Department and approval of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.  The Criminal Justice program is offered at University of North Alabama.


Our Mission

To provide an understanding of the fields of criminal justice, security and emergency management, and crime scene investigation. Our faculty members have a broad knowledge base and extensive experience in the field, which includes forensics, criminal justice, psychology, sociology, intelligence, security, political science, and emergency response and disaster management. We strive to provide students with tools for critical thinking, reasoning, writing, research, and applying knowledge.

Upon Graduation

Criminal Justice students from University of North Alabama may pursue graduate study leading to teaching and research at the university level, law school, or assume employment within law enforcement, corrections, court administration, security and emergency management, or other law related and social service areas within the federal, state and local government agencies or the private sector.

Learning your way

We offer courses in the traditional classroom format along with out-of-class field practicum exercise, internships, and evening/night classes. There are also Summer sessions to help you reach your goals faster. To fit your unique schedule and learning style, all of our courses are also available online.

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Crime in America 
  • Methods of Research in Criminal Justice
  • Criminological Theory 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • Diploma and Transcripts: An official notarized copy of your latest diploma and transcripts and - if applicable - your undergraduate diploma should be submitted to finalize admission. All transcripts should be notarized of attested by a government institution.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Bank Letter and Affidavit of Support
  • Application Fee: A non-refundable application fee of one hundred dollars ($100) is required of every international applicant.
  • Academic Placement: For US students, UNA uses ACT or SAT scores for advising and registration purposes, but international students are not required to submit any of these tests for admissions.

Other Language Proficiency Required Scores:

  • CBT = 213
  • TOEIC = 670
  • PTE = 54

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    740 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 740 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    740 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 740 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    370 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Florence

800 - 1300 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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