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Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

Program Requirements Graduate School Application Deadline  Program Application Deadline Additional Program Application Required?


Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) 


For Spring 2017
apply by
December 5, 2016


For Spring 2017
apply by
December 5, 2016




Frequently Asked Questions

Are classes offered online?
This program is offered fully online.

How long will it take to complete the program?
Typically, students complete the program in 18 to 24 months.

Will I have to write a thesis?
You can complete the thesis option, which includes 33 credit hours of coursework, or you can opt for the non-thesis option that includes 36 credit hours of coursework.

Are there graduate assistantships available?
A limited number of graduate assistantships are available. Contact us if you are interested in applying!

When will decisions be made regarding program admission?
Applications will be considered as they are received and will continue until the program is full. Once a complete application has been received, applicants are typically notified of admission decisions within four weeks.


Next steps...

Ready to apply?
We recommend that you submit your application and transcripts well in advance of published deadlines. For more information about the Graduate School admission process, as well as the online application, click here.

Graduate Catalog
The catalog outlines university policies, tuition and fees, extensive program and degree information. Click on the link below for catalog information specific to the program.

Criminal Justice, M.A.

Still have questions? 

Contact our program coordinator for more information:

Dr. Rob Hanser
Graduate Coordinator, Criminal Justice
School of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Strauss Hall 216