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Criminal Justice, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 4 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (ARWU) Online
The Master of Science with a Major in in Criminal Justice offered at the University of Oklahoma is an accredited, flexible, and affordable degree program designed to help you develop the critical skills necessary in today's advanced field of criminal justice. 
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Overview

Criminal activity has become more complex than ever before, and our communities need highly trained and knowledgeable criminal justice professionals to keep us safe. In addition to their current work expectations, current technology and policy reform mean these professionals must also be community builders, communicators, analytical thinkers, problem solvers, and public relations experts. OU Extended Campus is dedicated to providing law enforcement professionals with the ethics, decision making, and front-line leadership skills they need to thrive as leaders in today’s criminal justice field.

. By working with criminal justice experts nationwide, you’ll learn how to communicate effectively with diverse audiences, analyze complex problems, and develop positive public engagement. Most importantly, the criminal justice degree can be customized to fit your needs. The degree offers tracks in corrections management, restorative justice, and administration and leadership, allowing you to study the criminal justice area that interests you most. 

What to Expect

The Master of Science with a Major in Criminal Justice from University of Oklahoma is a fast-paced, accelerated program designed to accommodate working adults. When you are admitted into the program, you will be assigned an advisor who creates an individualized graduation plan. This plan will help organize and identify the courses you need for your degree.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies 
  • Interdisciplinary Foundations 
  • Research Methods for Criminal Justice 
  • Theoretical Foundations Of Criminal Justice 
  • Criminal Justice Policy Development 
  • Ethical Decision Making in Criminal Justice 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 4 months
  • Credits
    33 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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

  • Meet admission criteria
  • Apply
  • Be admitted
  • Get advised and enroll

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!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    824 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 824 USD per module and a duration of 4 months.
  • National

    824 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 824 USD per module and a duration of 4 months.
  • In-State

    213 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 213 USD per module and a duration of 4 months.
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