The objective of the Criminal Justice Masters program is to:Develop in students the knowledge, insight, critical thinking skills, values and ethical consciousness essential to becoming responsible practitioners, researchers, and leaders in criminal justice.Provide comprehensive, rigorous, analytic, focused study of crime and justice issues with emphasis on the application of theory and research in criminal justice to criminal justice initiatives, policies, and practices.Provide a strong foundation in criminology, research methods, statistics, organizational theory,criminal justice ethics, issues of diversity in criminal justice, and broad-based analysis of the criminal justice system with focus on law enforcement, the adjudication process, and corrections consistent with guidelines for certification standards of the American Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.Prepare students for positions and advancement in law enforcement, courts, corrections, social service, and research agencies in private, county, state, and federal agencies.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
International Student Requirements:
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam — Applicants who received most or all of their education in non-English speaking countries may be required by an admissions officer to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language exam.
Facts & Figures
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999