Master of Criminal Justice

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. Applications are review throughout the year and admit for both fall and spring terms. 

Recognized by Affordable Colleges Online as one of the best online criminal justice programs.

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College: Arts & Sciences
Program Credits: 31 - 33 credits
Program Length: 2 -3  years
Cost Per Credit Hour: $411.50
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250

Master of Criminal Justice

Courses for the Master of Criminal Justice

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NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

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 HLC   phone: 800-621-7440

Name: Carlos Posadas

Title: MCJ Program Director

Phone: 575 646-3951