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Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Program Details

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice prepares students to be leaders in their chosen professions and provides the necessary understanding of the system as a whole. The master’s degree also equips students desiring to receive a terminal degree in criminal justice, criminology or related fields.

Occupations with criminal justice graduate degrees:

  • Professor/Instructor
  • Criminal Profiler
  • Federal Probation Officer
  • Criminologist
  • Criminal Investigator


  • Hold a masters or higher degree from a regionally accredited university. No test score is required. An official transcript showing completion of a master’s or higher degree is required. OR
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 (4.0 scale) or a 3.0 grade point average on the last 30 semester hours. All hours attempted in the term in which the 30 semester hours were reached will be used to calculate the grade point average. All transcripts from all colleges or universities attended are required. AND
  • Have an acceptable score on the appropriate entrance exam [GRE 290 (850 on the old exam) (verbal plus quantitative), MAT 385 or GMAT 380].

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges