Criminology Graduate Program

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
  • Formulate strategies to improve the criminal justice system

Why study criminology at Missouri State?

  • Experience a challenging curriculum designed for the advancing professional
  • Pay an affordable price for your education ($285 is the current 2015-2016 cost per credit hour for all online students)
  • Enjoy small faculty-to-student ratios
  • Earn graduate certificates in homeland security and community corrections

Degree options

Value matters

And we have it. Our program has earned national recognition. 

Distinction badge: Best criminal justice degrees. Awarded to Missouri State University’s criminal justice graduate program by College Choice.     Distinction badge: Best online colleges for value. Awarded to Missouri State University’s criminal justice graduate program by SR Education Group.      Distinction badge: most affordable online colleges. Awarded to Missouri State University’s criminal justice graduate program by SR Education Group.


Graduate certificates offered