Columbia College

MSCJ - Master of Science in Criminal Justice (Osage Beach, MO)


1001 Rogers St.

Columbia, MO 65216

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Certificate in Criminal Justice

Format: Online

Program Description:

Criminal Justice is a science. Master it at Columbia College. Your bachelor’s degree got you where you are now. An MSCJ will get you where you want to be. The Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) is designed primarily for practitioners in the field of criminal justice who are interested in developing and/or enhancing administrative skills. The program also is designed to meet the analytical and theoretical needs of students who will continue with doctoral or law studies. The degree emphasizes four foundational areas: trends in criminal justice, policy development and analysis, research design and ethics in criminal justice. Understanding derived from these courses provides graduate students a solid foundation for dealing with the many critical issues confronting the contemporary criminal justice administrator. This MSCJ program is designed with you in mind. Columbia College prides itself on offering some of the most affordable, accredited programs in the country. As a nonprofit college, the institution’s only stakeholders are its students. With the flexibility offered through evening (select campuses only) and online classes, you will be able to juggle your job and family obligations — all while earning your graduate degree. What sets Columbia College apart? • Eight-week classes (offered online and at some campus locations) • Five sessions a year, with start-and-stop flexibility • Affordable and accredited • Nationally ranked for quality and value The U.S. News & World Report ranked Columbia College in the top tier among “America’s Best Colleges” for the sixth consecutive year, and The Princeton Review named Columbia College a 2010 Best Midwestern College. Columbia College has a history dating back to 1851 when it was founded in Columbia, Mo., as Christian Female College. The college changed its name in 1970 when it became a four-year coeducational institution. The Columbia College network extends to more than 34 locations nationwide, plus online.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $330 per credit hour USD

Classification: Baccalaureate College—General

Locale: Small City

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