Advance your career in criminal justice.

Our Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice improves your ability to take informed and thoughtful actions as a scholar, administrator, researcher, police officer, probation officer or caseworker in the criminal justice system.

This is accomplished through an exceptional curriculum that provides you with an understanding of the nature and scope of problems posed by crime and the operation and administration of the criminal justice system. You’ll examine these areas from theoretical, practical and empirical perspectives.

You can pursue your degree as part of this campus-based program or entirely online, allowing you to take advantage of your particular learning style and better balance your work, personal and academic obligations.


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.

Student Organizations

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
  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.
 Chilton Hall 265