The Department of Criminal Justice offers a graduate course of study leading to the degree of Master of Science in Criminal Justice. The program of study is designed to produce graduates who have the research skills and theoretical knowledge to obtain professional, managerial and research positions in a variety of justice-related fields and/or pursue doctoral degrees in criminal justice or criminology. The program requires a minimum of 33 semester hours of graduate study in criminal justice.
The department also offers a Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice. The certificate program requires 18 credit hours. Students in the certificate program can apply to the Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) Program at any time.