Master of Science in Criminal Justice
East Carolina University

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Criminal Justice program prepares students to seek advancements in their professions in the field, teach on the community college level, or continue their educations in this or a closely related field.  The curriculum helps students become highly skilled and competent while remaining flexible.  You will complete core courses for the first half of the program and the second half is comprised of electives chosen to match your skills and goals. 

Core courses include:

  • Criminal Justice Principles
  • Seminar in Research Methods and Statistical Interpretation
  • Seminar in Criminal Behavior
  • Principles of Criminal Justice Administration and Management


  • Bachelor's degree-related field from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
  • GRE/MAT scores, if applicable
  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose/intent
  • Resume

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges