Angelo State University

2601 W. Avenue N, San Angelo, TX 76909

Master of Science (M.S.) in Criminal Justice

Program Details

Angelo State University offers a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice for students and professionals who are interested in leadership or advanced positions in law, law enforcement, or criminal justice systems. Students will learn about the various research methods, statistics, program planning and management, policy analysis, and program evaluation systems used in criminal justice, as well as the agencies of the criminal justice system and the roles of professionals in the system.

Students will study the sociological and statistical factors that are involved in the study and prevention of crime and criminal activity. Those classes include introduction to geographic information systems, advanced studies in transnational crime, advanced studies in human trafficking, advanced studies in international drug trafficking, advanced studies in international drug trafficking, studies in terrorism, critical analysis of justice administration, criminal justice theory, police in society, constitutional issues in homeland security, and advanced studies in international police development.

Upon completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the necessary educational and professional qualifications necessary for advanced roles within the criminal justice system and in leadership and management roles within the criminal justice system.  These qualifications include but are not limited to: the ability to utilize theory and research to analyze historical trends and current perspectives in criminal justice, to use research to evaluate factors related to crime and the impact of crime on criminal justice policies, practices, and procedures, to evaluate the impact of U.S. constitutional policy and procedures on the criminal justice system, to analyze the impact of the criminal justice process on victims and perpetrators, and to synthesize principles from criminal justice theories, processes, and practices to promote social justice and positive social change, to compare the structural functions and interactions of law enforcement, courts, and corrections within the criminal justice system at the local, state, and federal level.

Program Overview:

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  • Delivery Format:
    100% Online
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  • Tuition Basis :
    credit hours


Applicants for the M.S. in Criminal Justice program must hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges



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