Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
McKendree University

Program Details

The online Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program is designed for students who want to advance their future or current careers in criminal justice, or for those who want to continue their educations at the doctoral level.  The curriculum covers a wide variety of topics but allows students to choose which area they would like to focus on or allows them to gain a variety of experience in several areas.  Graduates have knowledge in areas including:

  • Crime
  • Criminal Activity Patterns
  • Criminal Justice Process
  • Research Methods
  • Ethical Decision-Making


  • Bachelor's degree from an approved program
  • Official transcripts
  • Resume
  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • Statement of purpose
  • Recommendation forms/letters

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission