Master of Science in Criminal Justice
Michigan State University

Program Details

Michigan State University’s online Master of Science 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.S. 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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School Accreditation & Licensing

Michigan State University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Michigan State University is accredited by: The Broad College of Business at MSU has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1953. AACSB International Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.2 are required to submit GRE scores.