Criminal Justice

Fairmont State University

M.Sc. Online
12 months
7510 USD/year
7510 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Criminal Justice program at Fairmont State University focuses on the criminal justice system, its organizational components and processes and its legal and public policy contexts. 


The Criminal Justice program at Fairmont State University includes instruction in criminal law and policy, police and correctional systems organization, the administration of justice and the judiciary, and public attitudes regarding a wide range of criminal justice issues. 

The program provides students with advanced theoretical, legal, and methodological training for applied, research, teaching, management and administrative careers in local, state, and federal agencies. Many students choose to pursue graduate education while working in the field. Others choose to pursue doctoral study following graduation. Some students enter the graduate program immediately following the completion of a baccalaureate degree, while others come back after being out of school for many years. This creates a diverse cohort of motivated individuals who support and assist one another through interactive online education. Graduates and current students have worked for state and federal agencies as probation and parole officers, in corrections, in law enforcement and for organizations like the National White Collar Crime Center and Fusion Center.

Criminal Justice graduate students will learn about:

  • Criminal law and policy
  • Police and correctional systems organization
  • Administration of justice and the judiciary system
  • Public attitudes regarding criminal justice issues

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Criminal Justice Studies
  • Advanced Criminal Law
  • Advanced Theoretical Criminology
  • Applied Statistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

To be considered for Graduate Admission, an applicant from abroad must satisfy the following requirements in addition to general admission requirements:

  • Applicant must have completed an undergraduate degree. 
  • For graduate studies, the applicant must have achieved a minimum score of 550 (paper based)/79 (internet based) TOEFL score.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7510 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3755 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    7510 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3755 USD per semester and a duration of 12 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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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Criminal Justice
Fairmont State University


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