100% Online Masters of Arts in Criminal Justice and Criminology Program
The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Criminal Justice and Criminology is designed to enhance student understanding of crime, societal reaction to crime, and efforts to control it. It prepares the student for advancement in criminal justice professions, teaching at the community college level, and study at the doctoral level. The field of criminal justice is increasingly reliant on innovative and data-driven strategies to address crime, its causes, and the treatment of offenders. The online master's degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology through East Tennessee State University is designed to provide both current practitioners and those seeking to enter the field with the tools and knowledge necessary to understand, develop, and implement these strategies through applied coursework and mentorship by experienced and supportive faculty.
Program of Study
This program strives to meet the needs of working professionals and those seeking to enter the field who are unable (due to geography or other commitments) to attend classes in a campus setting. It is applied in focus, with all courses highlighting the tools and knowledge that you need to become leaders in fields such as policing, corrections, and legal services. It is structured so that students can complete coursework at a pace that works best for them, with both full-time and part-time options available.
Information including curriculum and graduation requirements can be found in the ETSU Graduate Catalog and the department of Criminal Justice and Criminology website.
Credits to complete this program: 36 credit hours
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Program Admission Requirements
Admission decisions are based upon the following requirements:
Completion of an undergraduate degree in criminal justice or a related field from an accredited college or university.
A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for all completed undergraduate coursework.
Submission of three letters of recommendation from individuals able to speak to the applicant's strengths and potential for graduate-level study.
A three to five page (double-spaced) narrative statement discussing the applicant's academic/career experiences, motivation for pursuing a graduate degree, and how the degree will aid in achieving their professional goals.
Note: applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement are still encouraged to apply, as all decisions are made on a case-by-case basis following a review of undergraduate performance and work history.
Steps to Apply
Step 1 Create your ETSU Application Account by choosing the "Sign Up" option
Step 2 Sign into the ETSU Application Portal and select "Start a New Application"
Step 3 Choose "Graduate," select your student type (domestic or international), select "Master's," term, then choose Criminal Justice and complete the remainder of the form.