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Program Details

The online Master of Criminal Justice degree at South University advances the careers of professionals who desire to work as leaders in law enforcement, correctional institutions, government agencies, and other legal organizations. Prerequisites for entry into the graduate program is limited to students that have a bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as: criminology, psychology, business or public administration, anthropology, political science, sociology, or an other related social sciences degree.

Students must complete 28 foundation credits of study in addition to 16 credit hours of program electives. Foundation courses focus on theories and concepts in regards to criminology and the criminal justice system, ethics, and organizational leadership. Electives range in studies from juvenile justice to homeland security. The Applied Professional Project is the capstone course that culminates the degree program.

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Bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.7; or a bachelor’s degree with GRE minimum test scores in verbal (450), quantitative (450), and a 3.5-4.0 in analytical; or a bachelor’s degree and a MAT test score with a minimum of 402.

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Not all online programs at South University are available to residents of all states including those who live in OR, TN, MA, AL and DC.

The following states require students to complete specific course requirements in accordance with their state’s guidelines: Arkansas, Minnesota.