The Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) is a 36 credit-hour degree program designed to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills to enable them to succeed in the field of Criminal Justice. The program emphasizes both the theoretical and applied aspects of Criminal Justice.
The MSCJ program is designed to meet the needs of students seeking a master's degree as a prerequisite for entry to the field, as well as the needs of students who are currently employed in the field and want to broaden their knowledge, skills, and abilities. This is accomplished by offering sufficient foundation courses for a student who did not major in criminal justice at the undergraduate level, as well as sufficient electives to accommodate students who did.
Students can elect a concentration in Homeland Security and take the courses listed below, or they can elect no concentration and take courses from the Acceptable Electives list and/or the Homeland Security list.