MSU's master's program in Criminal Justice is designed to prepare students in conducting research and participating actively in the development of knowledge in the areas of criminological theory, crime control, and correctional and police administration. Students who want a career in law enforcement, corrections, or rehabilitation or who wish to pursue a deeper understanding of crime and the criminal justice system can choose a combination of elective courses that support their particular career goals and interests.

» Program Website: Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

Degree and Hours

» Master of Arts in Criminal Justice: 36 Hours

Delivery Method

» Online

Online programs may not meet F1 Visa criteria.

Application Requirements

Submit requirements to the Admissions Office.

» Application to McAda Graduate School
» $50 Application Fee
» Official Transcripts
» Application to Criminal Justice Program
» Personal Statement
» Three Letters of Recommendation

Application Deadlines

Domestic Applicants
» Fall: August 1
» Spring: December 1
» Summer I: May 1
» Summer II: June 1

International Applicants
» Fall: June 1
» Spring: October 1

International Applicants in the U.S.
» Fall: August 1
» Spring: December 1

There is no summer admission for international applicants.