Florida Gulf Coast University

College of Arts and Sciences

Criminal Justice M.S.


10501 FGCU Boulevard, South

Fort Myers, FL 33965

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Criminal Justice M.S.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master's of Science in Criminal Justice is designed to prepare graduates for advancement in justice-related professions, particularly as administrative and management level officers in law enforcement, corrections and juvenile justice. The program will provide graduates with an in-depth understanding of management of criminal justice agencies as it relates to the agency, the law, the courts, and the public. The curriculum consists of 36 semester credit hours in foundational criminal justice and administration of justice courses. The MS in Criminal Justice advances the theoretical perspectives and practical applications of the BS degree in the development of advanced administrative skills that increase the effectiveness and professionalism of criminal justice personnel. As noted by numerous agency heads, a graduate degree is particularly beneficial to those seeking advancement in their current agencies as well as those seeking employment in federal law enforcement agencies and federal courts.


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities

International Student Requirements:

A score of 550 or higher on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL for international applicants for whom English is a second language One official transcript from each baccalaureate and/or graduate institution attended One official copy of test scores on the GRE, completed within the last 5 years An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 Three completed reference rating forms/letters of recommendation from persons qualified to judge the applicant's academic and professional potential An immunization history form Personal Aspiration Statement 300-500 words Interview

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 371.92 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 6500 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 12400 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Fringe Rural Area

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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