Master of Science in Criminal Justice
Georgia College & State University

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Criminal Justice program is designed for those intending to go on to higher education or to prepare graduates to assume leadership roles as professionals in the field.  The curriculum promotes critical thinking and ethical behavior while providing knowledge in the criminal justice and criminology field, including the meaning, creation, and breaking of laws; social reactions to deviant and criminal behavior; and how individuals are processed over time.  Coursework focuses on the areas of criminal justice policy, policing, corrections, criminological theory, legal issues, and research design and statistics, preparing you to critically analyze criminal justice policy and practices in relation to functioning in a democratic society.


  • A bachelor’s degree from a college accredited by the proper regional accrediting association
  • A current resume
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in undergraduate work
    • Those with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 are not required to submit exam scores
  • Applicants with an undergraduate GPA 2.75 – 2.99 must submit official scores on either the GRE, MAT or GMAT
    • GRE:    A combined score of 290 (verbal and quantitative) or
    • GMAT: 450 or
    • MAT:   395

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges