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Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Located in the heart of Detroit, Wayne State’s Department of Criminal Justice offers a comprehensive and flexible master’s degree focusing on a broad range of justice issues, emphasizing both the problem of crime and the criminal justice system’s response. 

Our curriculum provides an integrated appreciation of crime and justice in contemporary society. Here, you'll learn the latest evidence-based practices to reduce crime and promote justice. Our program will also develop your analytic skill-set to prepare you for a career in today’s leading agencies.  

Small classes with students from various backgrounds help to deepen the dialogue in the classroom. Our students benefit from studying alongside traditional graduate students, professionals working in the field, advocacy oriented students, and those preparing for doctoral studies. Our working relationships with local agencies provide opportunities for student research and networking.

Applicants for the master of science in criminal justice also have the option to complete the degree fully online. And, by taking just two courses per semester, year-round, students can complete the master’s in just two years.


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