Master of Science in Juvenile Justice
Prairie View A & M University

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Juvenile Justice program prepares students to actively participate in developing knowledge in the juvenile justice field and develops their skills as practitioners in the system.  The multidisciplinary curriculum covers sociology, criminology, psychology, economics, administration, methodology, and statistics so all facets of the juvenile justice system are studied.  You will learn about juvenile delinquency and crime, methods of intervention and prevention, programs and policies related to juvenile delinquency, and theoretical explanations concerning juvenile delinquency and crime.


  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • A minimum GPA of 2.75 with a GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred
  • Three signed letters of recommendation from persons in the field of the applicant’s academic major or area of concentration
  • Official scores on the general component of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • 1,000 word essay detailing the applicant’s reasons for pursuing the degree
  • Original transcripts for all academic work taken at the undergraduate level

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges