Criminal Justice

University of Oklahoma

M.Sc. Online
4 months
885 USD/credit
885 USD/credit
274 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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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. 


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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 4 months

Start dates & application deadlines




33 alternative credits



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.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    885 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 885 USD per credit and a duration of 4 months.
  • National

    885 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 885 USD per credit and a duration of 4 months.
  • In-State

    274 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 274 USD per credit and a duration of 4 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!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Criminal Justice
University of Oklahoma