Join one of the largest and most prestigious criminal justice programs in the country.

The College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University is one of the top programs in the country for the study of criminal justice and criminology, forensic science, and security studies and continues to set the national standard for these disciplines in higher education. Since 1963, the college has been at the forefront of academic research and professional leadership development.

  • Criminal Justice, M.S.

    Online

    This online program combines the convenience of an online education with the prestige of a criminal justice degree from SHSU, and is geared toward working professionals in the criminal justice field seeking career advancement, allowing students to complete their degree in two years.

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  • Criminal Justice and Criminology, M.A.

    Campus

    The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice and Criminology degree is designed to prepare graduate students to conduct research and actively participate in the development of knowledge in the areas of criminological theory and criminal justice issues.

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  • Criminal Justice Leadership and Management, M.S.

    Campus and Online

    This master's degree is intended for criminal justice professionals currently working in mid-management positions or those seeking career advancement in the field. The degree caters to professionals whose jobs and family commitments prevent them from returning to campus as full-time students.

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  • Forensic Science, M.S.

    Campus

    This FEPAC accredited program provides a rigorous core curriculum with a multi-discipline approach. This unique and interdisciplinary program was the first of its kind in Texas and allows students the flexibility to tailor their degree to specific needs and goals.

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  • Homeland Security Studies, M.S.

    Campus and Online

    The Master of Science in Homeland Security Studies is designed to develop thinkers, analysts, managers, and leaders who possess expertise in both theoretical and experiential dimensions of homeland security in both government and the private sector.

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  • Victim Services Management, M.S.

    Online

    The Master of Science in Victim Services Management is designed to prepare graduates to work in various areas of victim services, including but not limited to, direct service provision (e.g., advocacy, etc.), organizational management, and social policy development.

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