Criminal Justice, M.A. | University of Nevada, Las Vegas | Las Vegas, United States
12 months
Duration
23411 USD/year
23411 USD/year
6869 USD/year
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About

The Criminal Justice Master of Arts degree offered by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is designed to serve the needs of professionals currently working in justice-related agencies by providing the knowledge and skills to enhance their performance in current positions and/or prepare them for career advancement. 

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Overview

The curriculum at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas , provides students with advanced knowledge of the nature of the crime; criminal justice institutions and processes; current criminal justice policy; and training in research methods, statistics, and program evaluation.

The Criminal Justice program will also be open to students seeking a terminal master's degree and a career in the criminal justice system. Upon completion of the program, students will have furthered their understanding of crime and the criminal justice system and will be able to conduct evaluations of policies and programs within various agencies in the justice system.

Learning Objectives 

By the end of the Professional Master’s Degree Program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of the nature of crime.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of criminal justice institutions and processes, and current criminal justice policy.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of research methods, statistics and program evaluation techniques.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills necessary to effectively conduct and/or evaluate social policy research in criminal justice related organizations.
  • Demonstrate enhanced knowledge, skills, and performance among practitioners already employed in federal, state, and local criminal justice organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Proseminar in Criminal Justice
  • Proseminar on Theory
  • Proseminar on Research Methods
  • Proseminar on Statistics 
  • Proseminar on Law and Social Control
  • Proseminar on the Administration of Justice

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
65
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Credits

36 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.75
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
65
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate degree from an institution with regional accreditation is required.
  • Students are encouraged to complete some undergraduate course work related to criminal justice/criminology, and statistics in social sciences.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.75 for all undergraduate work and a 3.00 for the last two years of undergraduate work is required for admission to the program.
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for admission.
  • A Criminal Justice Graduate Program Application Cover Page must be completed.
  • A statement of purpose for pursuing the Master of Arts Degree, addressing the student's particular interests in the field of criminal justice and their future academic and/or professional goals, must be provided at the time of application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23411 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23411 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23411 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23411 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    6869 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6869 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Las Vegas

880 - 1430 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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