Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
Wichita State University

Program Details

The online Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program prepares students for positions in criminal justice practice, management, policymaking, research, and teaching, and for additional study in the law and other areas of the criminal justice field.  The curriculum consists of courses that cover topics including criminal law and procedure, corrections, research methods, and policy.  The flexible program offers both a thesis and a non-thesis option along with a variety of electives that allow students to shape the courses to meet their interests and career goals.  Elective options include:
  • Violent Crime
  • Profiling
  • Homicide Investigation
  • Criminal Justice and Crime in Film
  • Correctional Counseling
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Dispute Resolution


  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 credit hours
  • Three letters of reference from people acquainted with the applicant's background and potential
  • Brief autobiographical statement describing particular interests, experiences and goals related to academic and professional work in criminal justice

School Accreditation Statement

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