The majority of Criminology and Criminal Justice graduate students receive assistantship or fellowship funding. These provide a tuition waiver, medical benefits, and a monthly stipend. For assistantships there is an expectation of research and teaching assistance within the department.
Graduate degrees in Criminology and Criminal Justice program at Southern Illinois University provide students with numerous opportunities to advance their education, professional experiences, and scholarly accomplishments.
Graduate students work on a variety of research projects, including grants from federal and state agencies, and private foundations. Students frequently present original and faculty-sponsored research at professional meetings and before community organizations.
Faculty and students collaborate on journal publications, book chapters, and conference presentations. Funds are available to assist students presenting research at regional and national conferences.
Students have opportunities to gain experience as teaching assistants and select students are invited to serve as discussion leaders in our core curriculum course (Crime, Law and Social Diversity).
Graduate internship opportunities are available. One recent graduate interned with the Illinois Terrorism Task Force. Her outstanding work led to a permanent position with that organization.
Other recent graduates have accepted employment with a variety of international, federal, state, and local criminal justice and social service providers.
Many M.A. graduates continue their education at the doctoral level.
- Criminal Procedure
- Policing Communities
- Risk Assessment and Prediction in Criminal Justice
- Prevention of Crime and Delinquency
- Criminal Violence
- Women, Crime, and Justice
- White-Collar Crime
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesCriminal Law Criminology Criminal Justice View 252 other Masters in Criminal Justice in United States
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- 2.7 (on a grading scale with 4.0=A; approximately a "B-" average) on the last two years of Bachelor's coursework
- 3.0 on all previous graduate work (approximately a "B" average)
International35213 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 24 months.
National35213 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 24 months.
In-State14085 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14085 USD per year during 24 months.
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