Michigan State University's online Master of Arts in Criminal Justice prepares you to succeed in careers across the criminal justice system. Our program has been ranked the No. 5 Best Online Criminal Justice Program for 2021 by U.S. News & World Report for its extensive professional network and 80+ years of educating criminal justice professionals.
Gain the knowledge and skills you need to move up through the ranks and operate in various criminal justice settings, including the courts, law enforcement, corrections and corporate security. World-renowned faculty engage you in a curriculum that goes beyond theory, emphasizing public policy and practice. You'll focus on innovative responses to crime such as counterterrorism, intelligence-led policing, cybersecurity and more.
A 15-credit-hour online Graduate Certificate in Cyber Criminology and Cyber Security is also available for any student who wants to gain foundational knowledge in cybercrime, cyberterrorism, cybersecurity and digital forensics. It can be completed in just one year and added to your criminal justice tool kit, these digital skills can support you as you advance in your career or pursue additional study.
Contact an enrollment counselor today to learn more about how the M.A. in Criminal Justice and the Graduate Certificate in Cyber Criminology and Cyber Security can help you excel in your current position or stand out in a new specialty.
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Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Statement of Purpose/Intent, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Official College Transcript(s)
- Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.2 are required to submit GRE scores.