Degree Program Overview

The online Master of Science in Criminal Justice program combines the convenience of an online education with the prestige of a criminal justice degree from SHSU’s College of Criminal Justice.

The online master's degree in Criminal Justice prepares students for success in a variety of criminal justice careers such as:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Corrections
  • Securities
  • Social Services

The online program is geared toward working professionals pursuing careers in the criminal justice field seeking career advancement, allowing students to complete their degree in two years.

Through quality programming offered by the college and strong faculty relationships with local, state, and national criminal justice agencies, graduates have secured careers in criminal justice ranging from judges, chief probation officers, police administrators, victim advocates, federal law enforcement agents, and more throughout the country.

Program Breakdown

Brief breakdown of the type, or types, of degree available, their length, available enrollment, and estimated cost.
Category Degree Summary
Catalog Entry Master of Science (M.S.)
Length 36 Credit Hours
Enrollment Fall, Spring
Costs Rates Per Semester
Admission Requirements Application Materials

Application Deadlines

Applications to the Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree program are on a rolling basis.

  • Fall: May 1
  • Spring: November 1

Please note that application deadlines will occasionally change. Please contact your academic advisor (listed in the contact section) for confirmation on application deadlines.

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