Master of Criminal Justice

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Students graduating from the master's program will be prepared for doctoral studies in criminal justice or related social sciences or eventually occupying administrative and policy-making positions in law enforcement, court, and correctional agencies. Three types of students are served by the Master of Criminal Justice degree: those ultimately interested in teaching and research in criminal justice and related fields; individuals already employed in criminal justice agencies who need graduate-level training to upgrade their credentials; and pre-service students who show the potential for graduate studies and who desire entry into certain criminal justice positions.

College: Arts & Sciences
Delivery Format: 100% online
Program Credits:  33 or 36 credits
Program Length: 2 years
Cost Per Credit Hour: $$399.50
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250

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NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
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HLC phone: 800-621-7440

Contact Information
Name:Mike Tapia
Title:Graduate Coordinator
Phone: 575 646-5386
Email:mtapia@nmsu.edu