Master of Science in Criminal Justice

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree program is designed to provide preparation for those who desire to further their career goals in a field of criminal justice. The curriculum is designed to provide students with an appropriate balance of theory with practical application. Instruction will be centered in a Christian servant-leadership model focusing on the balance of justice and restoration. Two concentrations will be offered in which the student will choose either nine hours of law enforcement elective courses or nine hours of corrections elective courses.

Program Description

  • The format is totally online.
  • The program features a 36-credit-hour, non-thesis degree.
  • Traditional residency is not required.
  • Students may complete the 36 credit hours within six semesters (including summer sessions).
  • Students will choose between a concentration in Law Enforcement and a concentration in Corrections.
  • Graduate tuition is $525 per credit hour.

Program Goals

  • Students will learn to reason critically and analytically and solve problems faced by practitioners in professional areas of criminal justice.
  • Students will develop an advanced understanding of practices in the justice system.
  • Students will develop career goals and understand how to advance in their professions.

Admission Criteria

Students applying to the program must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  • Hold a 3.0 cumulative GPA (2.7 provisional) in the last 60 hours of the undergraduate degree.
  • Complete an application which includes an 800-1,200-word written essay.
  • Submit all official transcripts.
  • Submit three letters of reference.
  • Submit a current resume.

All admission materials will be reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Screening Committee.


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