Advance your career in criminal justice 100% online.

Pursuing our 100% online Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration on Justice Policy and Administration at the University of North Texas is the next step forward in furthering your career of becoming a scholar. This degree equips students with an exceptional understanding of the nature and scope of problems posed by crime as well as the administration of the criminal justice system.

Many MSCJ alumni are serving in various careers such as:

  • Scholar
  • Criminal lawyer
  • Administrator
  • Researcher
  • Police officer, probation officer or caseworker

Scholarships & More

Criminal Justice graduate students may apply for the Department of Criminal Justice’s Tory J. Caeti Memorial Scholarship and other scholarships offered by the College of Health and Public Service each year.

Your academic advisor

Graduate students are advised by department faculty. Director of Graduate Programs Adam Trahan can help connect you with potential faculty advisors based on your unique interests.


Adam Trahan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Programs
  Adam.Trahan@unt.edu
 940-369-8860
  Chilton 265B

Criminal Justice

The Department of Criminal Justice is committed to excellence in teaching, research and service. Our faculty is comprised of nationally recognized scholars focusing on interdisciplinary solutions to the complex problems of crime and disorder.

 cjus.unt.edu
 D'Ann.Hammett@unt.edu
 940.565.2548
 Chilton Hall 265