The Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice (MCJ) prepares its graduates:
- For leadership positions and supervisory and management opportunities in criminal justice agencies, departments and institutions;
- For entry level college teaching and CJ agency/institutional training positions;
- For advanced graduate study in criminal justice/criminology;
- To become better informed consumers of criminal justice and policy analysis research.
- To cultivate individual student interests in the many substantive areas of criminal justice research and practice.
The program helps students to expand their knowledge about criminal justice organizational and policy issues. Coursework provides students with advanced knowledge and skill sets, expected of Master level CJ graduates, while providing students the flexibility of pursuing personal goals and interests. Graduate level internships afford students the chance of observing and participating in organizational management and administration. Research assistantships allow students to work closely with faculty and staff researchers, often in connection with the Rural Crime and Justice Center. Teaching and training opportunities are also sometimes available.
Dr. William G. Archambeault, Chair