Developing criminal justice leaders
As a graduate of Missouri State’s master’s program in criminology and criminal justice, you will be able to:
- Critically analyze and assess justice-relevant policy options
- Apply effective leadership and managerial strategies to strengthen agency practice
- Engage in theoretically-grounded criminal justice policymaking
- Use advanced research techniques to improve agency operations and control crime
Why Missouri State?
- Receive knowledge and skills which meet the needs of criminal justice professionals
- Gain academic credentials for career advancement
- Earn specialized certificates in areas like homeland security and forensic child psychology as part of coursework
- Take affordable online and/or evening classes
- Work with faculty who possess both academic and professional expertise
Designed for the criminal justice professional
Our goal is to provide students with an education to lead criminal justice agencies through the challenges of the 21st century. We offer a curriculum which gives you the tools to sharpen decision-making, policy analysis, leadership, and managerial skills.
Graduate Assistant application available
We are currently accepting graduate assistant applications for the 2014-2015 academic year. Applications will be accepted until March 15th. Contact the Graduate Program Director, Brett Garland, with any questions.