Criminal Justice

Mars Hill University

M.A. On Campus
12 months
456 USD/credit
456 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Program (MACJ) at Mars Hill University provides individuals who have a four-year degree from an accredited institution of higher education with an opportunity to obtain a graduate degree in criminal justice. 


 For those individuals with an undergraduate degree in criminal justice, the MACJ will add to the foundation of their knowledge obtained at the undergraduate level. For those students with an undergraduate degree in some field other than criminal justice, the Criminal Justice core, required courses will provide a sufficient foundation that will greatly enhance the ability to matriculate to graduation. 

Criminal justice field personnel with an undergraduate degree in any field of study will be particularly well served by the MACJ degree. Field experience should assist with more easily grasping the many concepts associated with the MACJ courses. 

The curriculum  offered by Mars Hill University provides a theoretical foundation of the discipline, combined with a thorough understanding of the scientific method and the importance of ethics associated with the use of human subjects in the scholarly research enterprise. Students who graduate from the MACJ Program should be well prepared to advance in their chosen careers, or to continue graduate education in a doctoral program.


The M.A.C.J. program seeks to prepare students for the criminal justice or criminal justice-related field of work through graduate-level education with a focus on the enhancement of knowledge, communication and critical thinking skills, and ethical decision making.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Effective Learning 
  • Introduction to Offender Profiling
  • The Legal System 
  • Crime and Society 
  • Dealing with Offending Behaviour

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application form with the application fee.
  • Official transcripts of all colleges and universities attended.
  • Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least two of which must be from a current or former university professor).
  • A brief essay

Tuition Fee

  • International

    456 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 456 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    456 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 456 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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Criminal Justice
Mars Hill University