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Criminal Justice, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Dahlonega, GA, United States
University of North Georgia offers a Master of Science with a major in criminal justice program designed for practitioners already in the field or in military service and others that are seeking to improve their credentials and knowledge base for professional advancement. 
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Overview

Master of Science with a Major in Criminal Justice

The Master of Science with a Major in criminal justice at the University of North Georgia (UNG) is designed for practitioners already in the field or in military service and others that are seeking to improve their credentials and knowledge base for professional advancement.

The focus of the program is on international crime and justice. Additionally, the program helps develop an understanding of theory, policy, and administration in criminal justice.

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) is a 36-semester-hour graduate program at UNG.  All program instruction is delivered on-line.  Students may apply for admission and begin studies in the program during fall, spring or summer semesters.

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Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Police and Society 
  • Legal Liabilities of Criminal Justice 
  • Forensic Behavioral Analysis 
  • Homeland Security 
  • Family Violence 
  • Criminal Justice Administration 
  • International Security Issues 
  • National Security Policy of the United States 
  • International Political Violence 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 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

Admission requirements

  • Baccalaureate from a regionally accredited, four year institution with at least a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 (4.0 scale) calculated in accordance with Graduate Admissions procedures.
  • Have completed with a grade of C or higher one undergraduate basic statistics course.
  • Have completed with a grade of C or higher one undergraduate research methodology course.
Admission requirements international
  • Submit official SAT or ACT scores and meet traditional freshman criteria.
  • You must be able to prove that you have the equivalent of at least $39,000 USD in the bank to finance your education if you are applying for a bachelor's degree, or $29,000 USD if applying for an associate degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    303 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 303 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    303 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 303 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Dahlonega

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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