Graduate Program Overview

The Master of Science in criminal justice program is designed for those interested in studying the theory and practice of criminal justice in law enforcement, courts and corrections. Students graduate with an understanding of the dynamics of criminal and delinquent behavior, the nature and scope of crime and delinquency in contemporary society, and the current efforts by the criminal justice system to address these issues.

Graduates are equipped with research skills, theoretical understanding and practical knowledge on how the criminal justice system operates.

The faculty of the criminal justice program meets the highest academic standards, and possesses considerable work experience in the criminal justice system.

The program is designed for working professionals, those seeking to prepare for entrance into the field, and others interested in acquiring knowledge of the problems and practices within the criminal justice complex. Courses are offered during the evenings.

Many graduates of the program enter doctoral programs and law schools to further their education.

Features of the Master's program:

  • Attend classes offered in the evening and summertime
  • Complete a degree as a part-time or full-time student
  • Apply and begin in the summer, fall, or spring term
  • Quick admission as a non-degree student
  • Grant money for part-time and full-time students