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 ($295 is the current 2018-2019 academic year 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

Accelerated master's

Take up to 12 hours of graduate credit to satisfy both the requirements for bachelor's and master's degrees in criminology.

Online

Complete a fully online Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice degree.

Related graduate certificates


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.