Starting Fall 2014, online MSCJ courses will be transitioned to a semester long, 16 week format.
The Department of Criminal Justice offers a Master of Science (MS) degree with a major in Criminal Justice. The master's degree is designed to prepare graduates of the program to provide leadership, critical thinking, and knowledge in the areas of criminological theory, program evaluation, and criminal justice administration. The curriculum provides for the development of skills in criminal justice planning, implementation, and evaluation to ensure that the management and administration of the criminal justice system is effective, efficient, and responsive to the needs of the community.
The Master of Science in Criminal Justice Degree Online is designed to prepare students to become future leaders in the criminal justice system. It integrates the theoretical and practical aspects of crime control as they relate to the adult and juvenile justice systems. The MSCJ Degree prepares students for careers in policing, courts, corrections, and a variety of other agencies related to the field.