The Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) educates new practitioners and provides professional education necessary for those seeking career advancement. The administrative concentration emphasizes the formulation and implementation of policies, laws and management issues such as decision making, fiscal responsibility, program evaluation and performance evaluation. Students have the opportunity to apply this knowledge to practical exercises within their employment setting or other criminal justice agency.
The practice concentration focuses on understanding specific methods, techniques and skills utilized in the criminal and juvenile justice systems when interacting with victims, offenders and other professionals. Students have the opportunity to explore best practices when dealing with terrorism, human trafficking and chemical dependency.
The Master of Science in Criminal Justice requires the completion of 33 semester hours of credit (18 hours core courses and 15 semester hours elective courses)