Master of Science in Criminal Justice
Sam Houston State University

Program Details

At Sam Houston State University, you can earn an online Master of Science in Criminal Justice to advance your justice career. Whether you are involved with security, social services, law enforcement or corrections this program encompasses true flexibility.  Your MS in Criminal Justice can be earned in two years while working full-time. The SHSU College of Criminal Justice faculty maintains strong ties with law enforcement and judicial communities nationwide, facilitating career placement that can take you to the next professional level as a:

  • Victim advocate
  • Corrections manager
  • Judge


  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher OR 2.8 in last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework
  • Official transcripts of all college-level coursework
  • Other supplemental materials as required by program
  • Graduation requirements: 36 credits

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges