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Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Degree Programs > Graduate > Criminal Justice

The Master of Science with a major in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) degree from Trine University will give you the edge you need to take your career in criminal justice to the next level. 

The MSCJ 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.

Designed for working professionals, the MSCJ program consists 12 courses offered online or on campus that can be completed in 12 months.  Courses consist of 8 week terms. 

The MSCJ program offers four concentrations including:

  • Public Administration: This concentration will give individuals the leadership skills necessary to be professional public managers and future faculty who will meet the challenges of public service.  Specifically, it will prepare students to serve as managers in the executive arm of local, state, and federal government, as well as in nongovernmental organizations and nonprofit sectors.
  • Emergency Management:  This concentration will prepare students to lead in areas of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery of international and/or natural disasters and emergencies.  This program is designed for individuals interested in homeland security, community service positions, and disaster relief.
  • Forensic Psychology:  This concentration will prepare students to understand the behavioral and psychological tenants of deviant behavior, as well as the correlates and causations of crime.  This program is designed for individuals interested in correctional counseling, investigative psychology, crisis intervention, police psychology, child protection psychology, victim psychology, sex offender psychology, and juvenile delinquency counseling.
  • Law: This concentration is designed for individuals interested in working as leaders in local, state, and federal governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private corporate settings, among others, whereby an in-depth understanding of the law is essential.  Core areas of the law covered in this concentration include advanced employment law, criminal procedure, juvenile justice, constitutional law, and administrative law.

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