Master of Science in Social Justice & Criminology
Delta State University

Program Details

The online MS in Social Justice & Criminology degree program from Delta State University is designed for students aiming to pursue academic and/or professional roles in the criminal justice system. The curriculum provides a strong foundation in criminological theory with a focus on the criminal justice system in the U.S. and how it compares to those in other countries. A broad range of elective courses cover topics such as:

  • Policing & Corrections
  • The Legal System
  • Juvenile Justice 
  • Homeland Security & Terrorism 
  • Family Violence
  • Sex Crimes


  • Undergraduate degree in social justice and criminology or a related field
  • A minimum acceptable overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 with a 3.00 GPA minimum on all major and other relevant coursework completed during the applicant’s last 64 undergraduate hours
  • Official GRE test scores
  • Written statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation from professors and/or employers
  • Resume

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges