Master of Science in Criminal Justice
Lamar University

Program Details

Lamar University offers the online MS in Criminal Justice. This program gives you the depth and breadth of knowledge in law enforcement you need to pursue upper-level positions in criminal justice. Graduates of this program emerge fully prepared for upper-level staff, administrative, management, treatment and planning positions in criminal justice agencies. It is designed for current law enforcement or criminal justice professionals who want to progress to careers in the FBI, CIA or other federal security agencies.

Coursework is focused on the U.S. criminal justice system and policy, as well as theoretical foundations of crime control. You will gain an understanding of analytical tools, planning and evaluation, correctional issues, homeland security, police and constitutional law, ethics and criminal justice leadership.

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100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Lamar University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent