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About Our Students


MSCJ students are a diverse group with a range of experiences. Typical master’s students may be:

Recent college graduates

  • Individuals interested in obtaining employment in a criminal justice agency
  • Individuals with extensive work experience in the criminal justice system
  • Students who want to increase their professional knowledge and skills
  • Students interested in teaching in a high school, community college, or pursuing a doctoral degree
  • Busy professionals who appreciate the program’s flexible schedule


What our Students Say

"UHD has given me the chance to expand my knowledge in a way that is both beneficial and valuable to my career in law enforcement. The MSCJ degree at UHD has truly given me a well-rounded education to combine with 18 years of experience in the field.
-Clint Springer, Deputy, Harris County Sheriff’s Office


"The MSCJ program has prepared me for any career in the criminal justice field. They give you the knowledge and skills and then help you fine-tune them. It is a very challenging program with great faculty."

-Bethany Bless, Paralegal, Harris County Attorney’s Office


"The MSCJ degree program has given me far more than education. It has taught me how to learn. The program is staffed with innovative and energetic instructors who constantly challenge students to excel. After more than 35 years in the field, this program has shown me just how much I still have to learn. Thanks to the professors at UHD I now have the tools I need."

-John G. Pohlman, Sergeant, Houston Police Department

Last updated or reviewed on 5/2/12

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