Youngstown State University

Distance Education

Master of Science in Criminal Justice (Management and Program Planning Option)


One University Plaza

Youngstown, OH 44555

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Criminal Justice (Management and Program Planning Option)

Format: Online

Program Description:

The online Criminal Justice Master's degree program with management and program planning track, focuses on developing the fundamental critical thinking skills used for leadership, organizational evaluation and academic research. The program specifically targets individuals seeking an evidence-based approach to criminal justice management or preparing for graduate study at the doctoral level. The online criminal justice degree program requires two courses a semester in an asynchronous format, which affords students the opportunity to participate in a quality yet flexible program while working full or part time. Enrollment in one summer of courses is expected, and a thesis is required of all students in this track.


YSU is accredited though the Higher Learning Commission- North Central Association.

Eligibility Requirements:

Students must have unrecalculated GPA of 3.0 or higher or a satisfactory standardized test score (30th percentile or higher). If student meets criteria, but has undergrad coursework deficiencies, they will be granted provisional admission. For provisional admission, students must meet 2/3 of the following criteria: unrecalculated GPA of 2.75 or higher, a GPA of 3.2 or higher in the last 40 hours of course work, and a satisfactory standardized test score.

International Student Requirements:

Student in need of a Student Visa are not permitted to be in an 100 % online program but they can stay in there country of origin and complete their studies. They fill out the regular application and select out of state. Additionally if they are on any visa other then student visa, they are welcome to apply, as well.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 30

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 752.14 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

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