Lamar University

4400 MLK Blvd, Beaumont, TX 77705

Program Details

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice program is constructed to educate graduate students in administration, management, and planning in criminal justice agencies. Consisting of 36 credit hours, students engage in a curriculum feature courses of Criminal Justice System and Policy, Applied Project in Criminology, and Theoretical Foundation of Crime Control. Students participating in the M.S. in Criminal Justice practice critical review of government and non-governmental organizations, control and prevention of crime, and application of statistical techniques.

Online schooling provides the flexibility for students to complete a graduate degree while still maintaining a job. Student’s not meeting the requirement of a 3.0 GPA may take the GRE and receive a 428 or higher. 

Admission into the Master of Science in Criminal Justice requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Acceptable programs of study include: criminal justice, sociology, or criminology. Students with degrees in other fields, but substantial work experience may be considered for special approval.

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    Students must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in criminal justice, criminology, sociology or the equivalent; last 60 hours of undergraduate GPA of 2.50 or higher; and GRE of 428 or greater.

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    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

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