Deepen your knowledge of the causes and impact of criminal behavior.
A master's in Criminal Justice Studies will prepare you to effectively implement and assess programs and policies to enhance the quality of criminal justice services for diverse populations. You will be ready to tackle some of our nation's most pressing challenges affecting all areas of the criminal legal system from community safety to corrections, and from juvenile justice issues to victim support services.
- Program type:
- Master's Degree
- On Campus or Online
- Est. time to complete:
- 2 years
- Credit hours:
Why earn a master's in criminal justice?
UND's Master's in Criminal Justice Studies
Study with faculty who have diverse research interests and doctoral degrees from some of the top criminal justice programs in the world.
Meet individual career goals and interests through electives from the department or across the university, and through thesis/scholarly projects related to your future goals.
Gain real-world experience in areas like juvenile justice, corrections, policing and law through local, regional or national internships and other experiential learning.
Enjoy the flexibility to choose a thesis or non-thesis option. Students who are already employed in a professional setting will be able to contribute to their employer through degree coursework in lieu of writing a thesis, if desired.
Participate in engaging educational experiences on campus or synchronously online.
Take unique electives in rural criminology and tribal justice. Both are understudied aspects of our criminal justice system.
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