This two-year program consists of four (4) required core courses (12 Hours), 24 hours of electives from criminal justice, and a comprehensive exam 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. Online courses are offered throughout Fall, Summer, and Spring with many courses offered each semester. If you take two courses each session, you can earn your master's degree in as little as two years.
All courses are designed and developed by full-time Criminal Justice graduate 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.
The online Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a Concentration in Justice Policy and Administration is ranked #3 in Texas and #24 in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report.