Arizona State University

ASU Online

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ) program is a professional degree designed to provide criminal justice agency professionals with coursework in criminology and the operation of the criminal justice system. The program also offers training in research methods and statistics, program planning and management, policy analysis, and program evaluation. The MACJ offers working professionals the flexibility to earn a Master’s degree from excellent faculty who are nationally recognized for their research and scholarship. This 33-credit hour program includes coursework in criminology and the operation of the criminal justice system, as well as training in research methods and statistics. Students are required to complete a capstone course, Theory and Practice in Criminal Justice, in which they write a comprehensive research paper that focuses on a criminal justice policy or practice. The master’s program is offered to both full-time and part-time students. Full-time students can earn the degree in as few as 18 months. Part-time students will take longer to complete the degree, but all requirements for the degree must be completed within six years from the date of the first course listed on the program of study. GRE test scores are not required for entry into the MACJ program.


Arizona State University is regionally accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (30 North LaSalle, Suite 2400 Chicago, IL 60602-2504; 800-621-7440

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Financial support is available in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and outside resources. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid.
ASU FAFSA Code: 001081.

Locale: Midsize City

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