Master of Science in Criminal Justice
South University

Program Details

Whether you’re looking to advance in the criminal justice field or it’s time for a career change, the South University Master of Science in Criminal Justice online program can prepare you with the advanced expertise required for leadership within the law enforcement, correctional, political, and legal arenas.

Your online master’s in Criminal Justice degree courses will dive deep into the historical and contemporary criminal justice system, examining relationships among law enforcement, the courts, and corrections. You’ll also cover ethics, research methods, leadership, planning and innovation, personnel administration and management, and criminology—all helping to prepare you for leadership positions in the field.


  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Completion of application for admission
  • A 2.7 overall grade point average or higher on completed requirements for the baccalaureate degree, or, GRE minimum test scores, 150 verbal, 159 quantitative, or Millers Analogies Test (MAT): achieve a minimum overall scaled score of 402, or, an earned graduate degree from an accredited institution with a CGPA of 3.0 or higher
  • The following foundation undergraduate course must have been satisfactorily completed from an accredited institution or be satisfactorily completed (grade of C or better) within the first two quarters after acceptance into the Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) program:
    • MAT2058 Statistics (or completion of MAT5001) OR an appropriate Statistics course offered in a related field such as Psychology or Business

School Accreditation Statement

South University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of South University.