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MS in Criminal Justice | University of Oklahoma Online


Criminal Justice





$685 C/H




Curriculum developed and taught by faculty from

Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences


Critical Capabilities for a Challenging World

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. 

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The Master of Science in Criminal Justice is a fast-paced, accelerated program designed to accommodate working adults. 

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 offerings:

    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:

   Rolling Admissions

Program Start Terms:

    Fall, Spring and Summer



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 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.


An Investment in Your Future

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.


Program Details

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:

  • Complete the online application at
  • Submit a current resume
  • Provide official college transcripts from all institutions
  • Submit a personal statement
  • International students must demonstrate English proficiency

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. 

If you have questions regarding financial aid for your online program, please contact the Online Aid office by emailing or calling at 405-325-2929.

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Program Contacts:

Enrollment Counselor:

Phone: (405) 310-8748

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