Criminal Justice

Florida International University

12 months
18030 USD/year
18030 USD/year
8202 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Florida International University is a research degree designed for students pursuing a doctorate degree or a career in academia or applied research and analysis.


The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice is a major academic unit within the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. The Department offers graduate degrees in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) at Florida International University. The master degrees are available onsite and online.

Our Mission

  • Reform justice systems to reduce impunity
  • Promote access to justice for women and disadvantaged populations
  • Support modernization of court administration
  • Provide technical assistance and training to combat corruption
  • Strengthen media-justice relations
  • Support alternative dispute resolution mechanisms
  • Build an understanding of the justice system’s impact on minorities and marginalized groups.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Criminological Theory
  • Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • Data Analysis in Criminal Justice
  • Transnational Crime and National Security
  • Criminal Justice Policy Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 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.
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

  • Online graduate application, including the non-refundable fee.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • GPA of 3.2 or higher in upper division coursework.
  • Grade of “B” or better in an undergraduate research methods course.
  • Official university/college transcripts from all institutions previously attended.
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors or employers familiar with your academic and professional knowledge, skills, and abilities. Submit through the online graduate application portal.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9015 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    18030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9015 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    8202 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4101 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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