Criminal Justice, M.Sc. | Part time online | University of Oklahoma | United States
24 months
685 USD/credit 11302 USD/year
685 USD/credit 11302 USD/year
685 USD/credit 11302 USD/year
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The Master of Science with a Major in in Criminal Justice offered at the University of Oklahoma is a 100% online, flexible degree program designed to help you develop the critical skills necessary in today's advanced field of criminal justice. 


About the program

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. This degree from the College of Professional and Continuing Studies provides you with the ethics, decision-making and frontline leadership skills you need to thrive as a leader in today’s criminal justice field.

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice at the University of Oklahoma is designed to accommodate working adults and can be completed in as little as two years. All fall and spring semester courses in this program are 16 weeks long. Summer session courses are eight weeks long. 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. 

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. 

Program Learning Outcomes

  • How restorative justice programs can deter crime and improve public health
  • Substance abuse history, trends and policy
  • How to develop and implement community policing
  • How to develop criminal justice policy
  • What ethical and effective leadership mean
  • Conflict management and mediation skills
  • How intervention and diversion programs address juvenile delinquency and crime
  • Collateral effects of incarceration, including how it affects families and communities
  • Ways to advocate for quality treatment and care of offenders with mental health issues
  • How to find, collect and preserve data from computer storage media
  • Criminal analysis strategies and crime mapping

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods for Criminal Justice

  • Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice

  • Criminal Justice Policy Development

  • Ethical Decision Making in Criminal Justice

  • Victimology and Restorative Justice

  • Mediation and Conflict Resolution

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose: A 300-500 word statement describing your career goals and how the chosen degree program aligns with those goals. The statement should also address educational history, including any disparity in undergraduate GPA, and significant life events leading to the decision to apply to graduate school.
  • Current Resume: Formatted in a professional manner, highlighting past work experience and education.
  • Last Degree Conferring Transcript: Must be uploaded into the online application with the rest of your materials.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11302 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 685 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    11302 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 685 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11302 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 685 USD per credit during 24 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.

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