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.
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
ERate (Out Of State, 100% Online)
Out Of State
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No additional fees are required and this tuition rate is guaranteed for a period of three years.
*Please note that the $550 per hour rate is the final cost after tuition waivers have been applied to your account. All admitted students will receive these waivers. Applicants should also be aware that recent changes to federal regulations require students to be registered to at least two courses (6 hours) per term in order to be eligible to receive federal financial aid (including direct student loans).
Steps to Apply
Step 1 - Create your ETSU Application Account
Step 1 Create your ETSU Application Account by choosing the "Sign Up" option
Step 2 - Sign into the ETSU Application Portal
Step 2 Sign into the ETSU Application Portal and select "Start a New Application"
Step 3 - Complete the Remaining Fields
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.