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, a career in academia, and careers in applied research and analysis with criminal justice agencies and organizations.

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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.

The Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice requires 36 credit hours (12 courses). All students entering the program are required to complete five courses (15 credits) of core requirements, four electives (12 credits) in criminal justice, and three courses (9 credits) in general electives.

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 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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.
  • Statement of purpose describing the reasons for pursuing an advanced degree, research interests, and career plans. Submit through the online graduate application portal.
  • Written work, such a completed research paper, that demonstrates writing skills. Submit through the online graduate application portal.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9015 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    18030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9015 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8202 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4101 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for West Miami

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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