MS in Criminal Justice
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 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.
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.
Designed for working professionals, the program consists of 13 courses (36 credit hours) offered online or on campus that may be completed in 14 months with students completing six credits per eight-week term. Students are required to take a series of core and capstone classes while the remaining 12 credits are electives.
Criminal Justice - 36 credit hours
ENG 501 Research and Writing for Professional Success
CRJ 502 The American System of Justice
CRJ 503 Seminar in Law and Social Control
CRJ 513 Criminology
CRJ 533 Criminal Justice Policy Formation and Analysis
CRJ 553 Applied Statistics for Criminal Justice
CRJ 563 Planning, & Program Evaluation
CRJ 593 Demonstration Project Capstone
Taken last term (choose one)
FPY 693 Forensic Psychology Demonstration Project
or LAW 693 Law Concentration Demonstration Capstone
or LE 693 Law Enforcement Leadership Demonstration Capstone
Select 12 credit hours from the following electives
CRJ 643 Law and Public Policy
FPY 603 Theory & Practice of Forensic Psychology
FPY 613 Psychopathology
FPY 623 Evaluation & Treatment of Specialized Populations
FPY 643 Victimology
LAW 603 Advanced Employment Law
LAW 613 Advance Criminal Procedure: Investigation & Adjudication
LAW 623 Children and the Law
LDR 5083 Conflict Resolution for Leaders
LE 603 Theory and Philosophy of Leadership for Law Enforcement
LE 613 Ethics, Culture and Politics
LE 643 Budget and Finance for Law Enforcement Leadership
For a complete description of the above requirements, please go to the Course Catalog.