Master of Science in Criminal Justice
University of Central Missouri

Program Details

The online MS in Criminal Justice degree program from University of Central Missouri is designed for students aiming to enter and/or progress in the criminal justice fields of law enforcement, corrections, and juvenile justice. Graduates are prepared to:

  • Articulate knowledge of the major issues facing the criminal justice system in the nation and world
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the multidisciplinary criminal justice theories and their implications for policy
  • Access research, conduct original research, and apply research findings to problems with crime or the criminal justice system
  • Communicate in a knowledgeable and professional manner in a variety of academic and criminal justice settings
  • Demonstrate an advanced writing capacity with the ability to use and reference literature properly


  • Undergraduate degree in criminal justice or a related field
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00 on all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • Official transcripts of work completed at other colleges or universities

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission