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The Master of Science in Criminal Justice program will provide opportunities for advanced graduate work and scholarship in criminal justice.

The program is designed to:

  1. Provide a Master's of Science degree for entry into leadership positions in criminal justice professions.
  2. Provide advanced professional educational opportunities for those who already work in the field of criminal justice.
  3. Produce a new generation of academics capable of pursuing doctoral studies and leading the profession of criminal justice in the 21st century.


The students graduating with a Master's of Science in Criminal Justice degree will:

  1. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the field of criminal justice.
  2. Acquire theoretical knowledge of crime and criminal behavior.
  3. Have improved skills for conducting scientific research in criminal justice.
  4. Develop improved competence in criminal justice administration and leadership.
  5. Attain academic competence to pursue doctoral studies in criminal justice.
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