The Master of Science in Criminal Justice will expand and increase individual competency, develop and mature thought processes, aid in gaining insights into professional leadership and knowledge, permit an exchange between students and faculty, and further the spirit of research and scholarship to enhance professional and personal development. The curriculum is designed to offer a balance of theory and practical application that will prove to be challenging to students and useful in the field.
The M.S. provides the requisite knowledge and opportunity for individuals: (1) to be competitive for administrative positions in the courts, corrections, law enforcement, security, probation and parole; (2) to fill research positions in criminal justice agencies; (3) to pursue advanced degrees (J.D. or Ph.D.); and (4) to fill community college teaching positions in criminal justice.
The Department of Criminal Justice offers the M.S. in two formats: