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Online MS in Criminal Justice with Concentration in Justice Policy and Administration

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Online MSCJ with Concentration in Justice Policy and Administration in 2 years!

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Achieve Your Online MS in Criminal Justice with Concentration in Justice Policy and Administration

The online program is geared toward criminal justice practitioners interested in advancing their careers and working professionals interested in pursuing careers in criminal justice.

The online Master of Science in Criminal Justice with Concentration in Justice Policy and Administration is ranked #2 in Texas and #18 in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report.

This two-year program consists of four (4) required core courses (12 Hours), 21 hours of electives from criminal justice (9 hours of elective courses from outside the discipline can be completed), and 3 hours of a capstone course that will assist the student in integrating their skills into a practical setting (for a total of 36 hours to complete the degree).

The Department of Criminal Justice is dedicated to continuing growth as a leader in developing high-quality internet and web-based instruction, and to increasing the use of new and innovative technology in the delivery of its instructional programs to individuals whose circumstances prevent them from regularly attending classes on the university campus. The online program allows students to complete coursework around their schedules and finish their degree in two years.

Benefits of this Program

  • Complete your degree faster through flexible transfer credit options. Up to 9 hours may be applied toward your degree for qualified professional training courses or graduate credit from another University.
  • All courses are designed and developed by full-time department faculty. The online Master of Science in Criminal Justice with Concentration in Justice Policy and Administration continues the tradition of quality instruction, standards of excellence, and innovation in teaching and learning for which the Department of Criminal Justice is well known.
  • Quality Education. The online MS in Criminal Justice with Concentration in Justice Policy and Administration provides students who cannot come to the Denton campus with a quality graduate learning experience. The online Master of Science in Criminal Justice with Concentration in Justice Policy and Administration is ranked #2 in Texas and #18 in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report.

Worried that your busy lifestyle will get in the way of making your career goals a reality?

Our online program is the solution.

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  • Convenient. Log in at any time from any place.
  • Affordable. Costs $1,073.85* per 3-hour course for Texas residents and $1,515.48* per 3-hour course for Out-of-State residents – an excellent value for a master’s degree.
  • Flexible. Online courses allow you to set your own schedule.
  • Adaptable. With the option to take one, two, or three courses at a time, you can set your own pace to best fit your needs. (Financial Aid requires taking 5 graduate hours to qualify.)
  • Respected. UNT's criminal justice alumni can be found in virtually every criminal justice agency serving the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex and throughout the State of Texas.

*The amounts above do not include certain mandatory fees charged to students who are simultaneously taking courses on-campus nor do they include any college-level course fees. These costs are an estimate and the actual cost may vary based on the individual circumstances of the student (e.g., waivers or exemptions).

How does this program advance my career?

  • You may enter the corporate world as an investigator or a contingency manager, assisting in investigations of internal theft and fraud.  
  • You may work as a police office or investigator in a city, county, state, or federal law enforcement agency.
  • You may serve as a probation or parole office at the county, state, or federal level. You may work as a detention or custodial officer in a city, county, state or federal jail or prison.
  • You may become a victim's advocate, an administrator with a criminal justice agency or a researcher or analyst in crime and law enforcement.

How does it work?

  • The 36-hour Online MS in Criminal Justice with Concentration in Justice Policy and Administration requires four (4) required core courses (12 hours), 21 hours of electives from criminal justice (9 hours of elective courses from outside the discipline can be completed), and 3 hours of a capstone course that will assist the student in integrating their skills into a practical setting (for a total of 36 hours to complete the degree).
  • Online course schedule rotates throughout Fall, Summer, and Spring with many courses offered each semester-- allowing you to easily fit the courses offered to your personal schedule.
  • If you take two courses each session, you can earn your Online MS in Criminal Justice with Concentration in Justice Policy and Administration in as little as two years.

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Criminal Justice
Chilton Hall, Suite 265
410 S. Avenue C
Denton TX, 76201 

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