Master of Science in Criminal Justice

The Program Trine University Student Achievements

The Master of Science with a major in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) program from Trine University is an accelerated one-year program for adults with a bachelor degree that provides education for both pre- and mid-career individuals  serving their communities as law enforcement, corrections, or court practitioners. The curriculum is designed to prepare these professionals to assume key leadership roles within the justice system or the private sector.  


The Experience

Designed for working professionals, the program consists of 13 courses (36 credit hours) offered online or on campus that may be completed in 12 months with students completing six credits per eight week term. The program prepares students to assume key leadership roles as professionals working in fire safety, law enforcement, social work, and other related fields. Students will learn to analyze criminal justice issues and implement change within the criminal justice system by developing skills in program planning and evaluation, policy formation and analysis, and critical thinking.

Alternatively, students may also apply for the Certificate Program which is a stand-alone certificate in any of the concentration areas. This consists of six classes for a total of 18 credit hours.

The Results

A MSCJ degree could open doors for students to pursue a variety of opportunities. Whether they plan to enhance their career in criminal justice, teach, or pursue their doctorate, a degree from Trine will give students the competitive edge they need to be successful.


A blended experience of classroom and online classes, the program is available at main campus and all Trine University Education Centers through the School of Professional Studies and the Peoria, Arizona Campus.

Application Instructions

A complete application includes the following:

  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcript(s)
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • GMAT or GRE Scores (if applicable)
  • Completed online application

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