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College of Professional and Continuing Studies


Critical Capabilities for a Challenging World

Our Master of Science with a Major in in Criminal Justice is an accredited, flexible, and affordable degree program designed to help you develop the critical skills necessary in today's advanced field of criminal justice. By working with criminal justice experts nationwide, you’ll learn how to communicate effectively with diverse audiences, analyze complex problems, and develop positive public engagement. 

Most importantly, the criminal justice degree can be customized to fit your needs. The degree offers tracks in corrections management, restorative justice, and administration and leadership, allowing you to study the criminal justice area that interests you most. 

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The Master of Science with a Major in Criminal Justice is a fast-paced, accelerated program designed to accommodate working adults. When you are admitted into the program, you will be assigned an advisor who creates an individualized graduation plan. This plan will help organize and identify the courses you need for your degree. 

Degree Topics:

  • Criminal justice
  • Restorative justice
  • Theoretical foundations of criminal justice
  • Drug abuse policy
  • Criminal justice policy development
  • Ethical decision making for criminal justice

Course sequence:

    Research Methods for Criminal Justice

    Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice

    Criminal Justice Policy Development

    Ethical Decision Making in Criminal Justice

    Victimology and Restorative Justice

    Mediation and Conflict Resolution

    Community Corrections in the 21st Century

    Community Policing

    Juvenile Justice

    Restorative Justice Programs for Drug Offenders

    Human Trafficking

    Correctional Leadership

    Special Populations in Criminal Justice: Race

    Juvenile and Elderly Offenders in Prisons

    Special Populations in Criminal Justice: Class

    Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System

    Women and Crime


    Collateral Effects of Incarceration

    Substance Abuse and Crime in the US

    Global Drug Trafficking

    Gangs in the United States

    Studies in Police Leadership

    Life Course Criminology

    Crime Analysis for Intelligence-Led Policing


    Advanced Topics in Criminal Justice

    Internship in Criminal Justice


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Admission Deadline:

    December 16, 2020

Next Start Date:

    January 2021



Lead in Today's World

This program creates strong leaders that harness cultural differences, and gathers perspectives from across age groups and socioeconomic backgrounds while adapting to constant change.


Academic Excellence

OU’s graduate school experience is built on the idea that our world-class faculty are mixed with professors of practice to provide valuable instruction in a high-quality online learning environment.


Strong Career Growth

OU Extended Campus is dedicated to providing law enforcement professionals with the ethics, decision making, and front-line leadership skills they need to thrive as leaders in today’s criminal justice field.


An Investment in Your Future

Online programs are an investment in each student’s future, and OU makes every effort to see that each qualified candidate is able to attend. Current students use many types of financing to cover their expenses such as Financial Aid. To learn more, please fill out the form above to speak with one of our enrollment counselors.

In-state tuition is $274.30 per credit hour, out-of-state tuition is $885.10 per credit hour. In addition, there are mandatory fees of $163 per credit hour for services provided by the college. 

Program Details

The first step to getting your graduate degree from OU Extended Campus is to apply for admission. After making sure you meet the admissions criteria, you are ready to apply.

STEP 1: Review Program Requirements

Graduate programs may have additional application requirements depending on which program you choose. Please review the requirements for specific degree programs here.

STEP 2: Prepare Application Materials

STEP 3: Complete Online Application and Pay Application Fee

Complete the online graduate application form and pay the non-refundable $50 application processing fee. As soon as you have completed the required information, please submit your application. Your application will be reviewed when it is complete and all required materials have been received.

Step 4: Be Admitted and Enroll

The admissions committee operates under a rolling admission process, and admissions may continue until two weeks before the start of classes. The committee strives to respond to all applicants within two weeks from the time a completed application is submitted.

For more information on the admissions process, please complete the contact form above and an admissions counselor will be in touch shortly.



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