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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 curriculum offers innovative and intensive study that provides students with the knowledge and skills to facilitate program development, implementation and assessment. It prepares students for a wide range of administrative, management and leadership positions within public, private and non-profit criminal and/or juvenile justice agencies. Additionally, our program prepares students for instructor-level teaching positions and/or doctoral studies.
# 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