Students focus on crime and violent behavior from viewpoints grounded in the traditional humanities and the social sciences. Although they are schooled in the practical knowledge and skills they will need in the criminal justice profession, students also receive thorough preparation in the arts and sciences.
The Master of Science in criminal justice (M.S.) degree is designed to prepare students to become highly capable criminal justice leaders, planners, practitioners and academicians who will continually improve the criminal justice system and profession. The program is also designed to prepare those students who are planning to pursue doctoral degrees. Visit www.gvsu.edu/grad/cj for admission details.
Students study a variety of criminal justice topics, including:
Graduates find employment in a variety of professions, including:
“Professors are extremely knowledgeable with diverse backgrounds, including extensive experience in the field, as well as research experience. The professors will do whatever it takes to ensure that students succeed in both their academic pursuits and whatever future career paths they choose. Students are provided opportunities to connect with peers, faculty, and the community through research projects and other university functions, allowing them the chance to see how projects they contribute to have a real world application and can impact their community. The program also offers a number of real-world experiences and equips students with the tools to stand out in the criminal justice field.”