Northern Michigan University

College of Graduate Studies and Research

Criminal Justice


Department of Political Science, 1401 Presque Isle

Marquette, MI 49855

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Criminal Justice

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Criminal Justice Department offers an online, 36 credit master of science in criminal justice designed to appeal to pre- and mid-career students who desire advanced study in criminal justice. The program prepares students to become highly capable criminal justice agency administrators, planners and academicians. The program also helps prepare students planning to pursue doctoral degrees. The curriculum emphasizes classical and contemporary theories, concepts, and practices relevant to the needs of the practitioner and the academician. In addition to required core courses, the program requires students to select a concentration in either professional management or to create a custom concentration of study. The program culminates in the completion of a master’s thesis.


Northern Michigan University is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504.

International Student Requirements:

International students are encouraged to apply at least one year in advance of anticipated attendance date.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 591 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 7213 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 10101 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Fringe Rural Area

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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