College of Liberal Arts
Graduate School Office
Room 332 Martin Hall
Lafayette, LA 70504
Masters in Criminal Justice
The Master of Science degree program in Criminal Justice is designed to build a student’s individual, agency, and community capacity to understand, prevent, intervene, and respond innovatively and effectively to juvenile delinquency and crime, using evidence-based practices and policies, in ways that ensure justice.
Our undergraduate program provides the breadth of knowledge of a liberal arts curriculum, combined with interdisciplinary perspectives of crime and justice. It is designed to facilitate personal and professional growth of our students through engaged and experiential learning opportunities. Upon completion of our program, you will be prepared to act as an informed and skilled agent of justice, who combines critical thinking and analytical skills with empirical evidence to accurately assess our crime problem and evaluate justice problems, policies, programs and solutions. You will be prepared for entry level positions in a wide variety of criminal justice related occupations.
# of Credits Required: The M.S. in Criminal Justice provides both a thesis track (33 hours) and non-thesis track (36 hours).
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999