The Department of Criminal Justice offers the Bachelor and Master of Science in Criminal Justice. Both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered on-site and fully online. A Ph.D. in International Crime and Justice is also available to interested students, as well as joint graduate degrees in collaboration with the College of Law (JD/MSCJ) and with the Department of Public Administration (MSCJ/MPA). Our combined bachelors/masters degree program is also popular among undergraduate students. This program affords qualified undergraduate students the opportunity to take up to 12 credit hours of approved graduate courses, which can then be counted as dual credit for both the undergraduate and graduate degrees in criminal justice. Internship opportunities are plentiful for undergraduate and graduate students, as we have internship placements in numerous local, state and federal agencies.
Master of Science in Criminal Justice
The Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice requires 36 credit hours (12 courses). All students entering the program are required to complete five courses (15 credits) of core requirements, four electives (12 credits) in criminal justice, and three courses (9 credits) in general electives. The MSCJ program is available at University Park campus and fully online (see http:/online.fiu.edu).
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
- GPA of 3.0 or higher in upper division coursework.
- A grade of “B” or better in both undergraduate research methods and a statistics course (Measurement Analysis).
- Letter of application describing your reasons for pursuing an advanced degree and career plans.
- Example of your written work.
- Current resume.
Students seeking to get a fund should submit Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores taken within the last five years.
Degree Credit Requirements
The Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice requires 36 credit hours (12 courses). All students entering the program are required to complete five courses (15 credits) of core requirements, four electives (12 credits) in criminal justice, and three courses (9 credits) in general electives.
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