Master of Science in Criminal Justice


The Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) degree is designed for those who want to advance in the field of criminal justice and seek a deeper understanding of criminal justice issues for application in related fields. This MSCJ Program looks at the complex issues that surround crime and justice and helps students develop the skills and techniques used by criminal justice leaders so they can apply principles of leadership in organizational settings, as well as gain an informed perspective of law enforcement, the judicial system, and corrections at the managerial levels. Vulnerable populations, organizational leadership and change, and technological advances in the field of criminal justice are also covered.


Students who complete the Master of Science in Criminal Justice will:

  1. Apply critical thinking skills to identity, analyze, and address crime and criminal justice issues.

  2. Locate, access, evaluate, synthesize and use scholarly sources of information related to crime theory and policy.

  3. Effectively communicate in Writing and speaking in the presentation of criminology and justice principles and their applications to issues, situations, and research.

  4. Develop a fundamental commitment to ethical analysis in the practice of criminal justice that considers human rights, integrity, and accountability.

  5. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of research methods, statistics and program evaluation techniques.