The Master of Science in Criminology (MSC) is a 30 credit hour master’s program which serves qualified students who aim to secure appropriate-level employment, career and/or academic advancement, and professional growth. The proposed master’s degree program enables qualified individuals to advance their knowledge while providing a much needed service to the northern panhandle and the fields of criminology/criminal justice. Students in the proposed degree program will be required to complete 30 credits of graduate level criminal justice courses including required courses and electives.
The MS Criminology program will:
- Provide qualified students the opportunity to further their educational studies through rigorous academic and practical experience suited for those wishing to pursue a doctorate in many different fields of Criminology.
- Provide qualified students the opportunity to advance in local, state, and most notably, federal employment through obtaining a master’s degree in a highly respected field from qualified educators with practical experience.
- Provide for persons already working in the criminal justice field specific courses which will enhance their overall understanding of leadership responsibilities as they pertain to the various components of the criminal justice system.
- Provide the necessary administrative leadership, including supervisory and managerial functions of various components of the criminal justice system, and provide criminal justice-related coursework for students seeking a Criminology Masters Degree.