Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Albany State University
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 30
Per Credit Hour Cost $300

Program Description

The M.S. degree program is designed to prepare students for professional careers within the criminal justice system and related fields. Theoretical, methodological and philosophical understanding of the criminal justice system is stressed during the matriculation process. As a result, students are well-prepared for careers in criminal justice and related fields. Those seeking advanced graduate education beyond the Master’s degree level will be able to compete successfully with graduates from other schools and disciplines.

The philosophy and objectives embraced by the Criminal Justice Department are to educate students in such a way to channel their talents and capabilities toward the enrichment of the Community, state and the nation. Embracing this idea, the Department strives toward the broad-based development of the individual to meet the technological and legal complexities of a modern democratic society.

Admissions Information

The admissions requirements for admissions to the Masters in Criminal Justice Program are listed below.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or University
  2. Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  3. Two letters of recommendation
  4. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Or Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
  • For regular admissions, the candidate must have a 3.5 GPA or above.
  • For provisional admission, the candidate must have a 3.0-3.4 GPA.
  • For candidates under 3.0 GPA must take either GRE or MAT, GRE combined scores

250 or higher or MAT combined scores 350 or higher for provisional admission.

Please Note:

* Applicants admitted on provisional basis must complete 9 hours of Criminal Justice core courses with a B or better and must have a 3.0 or better grade point average Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) tests are accepted

* Applicants whose undergraduate degree was not in Criminal Justice are required to complete 6 semester of required undergraduate criminal justice pre-requisites and must earn a B or better in those courses.