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Our Master of Science 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.
The Master of Science in Criminal Justice is a fast-paced, accelerated program designed to accommodate working adults.
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
Restorative Justice Programs for Drug Offenders
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
This program creates strong leaders that harness cultural differences, and gathers perspectives from across age groups and socioeconomic backgrounds while adapting to constant change.
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.
OU Online is dedicated to providing professionals with the ethics, decision making, and front-line leadership skills they need to thrive as leaders in today’s criminal justice field.
Tuition for the online program is $22,605* for the entire program. Fees associated with the program are included in this cost. Books and materials are additional.
Once accepted into the program, students are required to submit a $350 non-refundable deposit within two weeks. Deposits are applied toward tuition expenses and secure a student’s place in the upcoming class.
To apply to the online Master of Criminal Justice, students must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or appropriate international equivalent).
Students should have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in undergraduate studies, and have a minimum of three years work experience in the built environment.
To apply, students must:
Applicants may be required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), depending on their work experience and prior education. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed individually.
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.
If you would like to compare the estimated cost of your program with a typical financial aid package, use the cost calculator on our OU Online financial aid page.
In general, University Tuition Waivers cannot be applied to OU Online programs or courses. This includes, but is not limited to, Graduate Assistant Tuition Waivers and faculty/staff waivers.
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