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Master of Science in Criminal Justice

The MVSU Department of Criminal Justice offers a Master of Science in Criminal Justice designed to prepare professionals working in the criminal justice field to advance in their careers. The Master of Science in Criminal Justice program delivers a comprehensive understanding of how conceptual and theoretical frameworks apply to real-world situations in a wide range of criminal justice career paths. As part of your coursework, you will also develop transferable skills that can be valuable to employers in many different fields.


An applicant may be admitted into the Master of Science Program in Criminal Justice based on the following requirements:

Regular Admission Requirements for regular admission are:

  1. The applicant must hold a baccalaureate degree from an institution approved by a recognized accrediting agency.
  2. The applicant must be eligible to re-enter, in good standing, the last college or university attended.
  3. The applicant must provide evidence, by an official transcript, of a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 for all undergraduate work, or a 3.0 GPA in at least six hours of graduate work from an accredited university or college.
  4. The applicant must submit three letters of reference from persons familiar with the applicant’s fitness for graduate studies.
  5. Submit a personal statement describing why you wish to obtain a graduate degree in Criminal Justice.
  6. The applicant must complete an application for admission.