M.Sc. On Campus

Criminal Justice

Michigan State University

12 months
27792 USD/year
27792 USD/year
14144 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The School of Criminal Justice from Michigan State University is at the forefront of education in the nature of crime, administration of criminal justice, security management and administration, and the legal system.   


Program details

The School of Criminal Justice from Michigan State University offers a professionally and managerially oriented Master of Science degree program for advanced students, many of whom are criminal justice professionals. The Master of Science degree is offered both on campus and through online delivery. The Master of Science in Forensic Science offers concentrations in forensic anthropology, biology, and chemistry and is only offered on-campus. The School also offers Master of Science degrees in Law Enforcement Intelligence and Analysis and Judicial Administration, which are available only online.

The school also offers graduate specializations in security management, forensic science, and judicial administration.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Proseminar in Criminal Justice
  • Design and Analysis in Criminal Justice Research
  • Criminal Justice Management Seminar
  • Quantitative Methods in Criminal Justice Research
  • Crime Causation, Prevention, and Control

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Regular Status

  • A bachelor's degree from a recognized educational institution.
  • An undergraduate grade–point average of 3.20 or higher.
  • Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination General Test or a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (social science professional scale).
  • Evidence of personal traits and characteristics considered important for scholarly performance.
  • Occupational experience is given weight in the selection of master's degree candidates whenever such experience is important to the study of a specific concentration or is an important factor in obtaining appropriate employment after completion of the Master of Science degree.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    27792 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27792 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    27792 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27792 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14144 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14144 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for East Lansing

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


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