Feb 07, 2023
Lance H. Selva, Program Director
The Department of Criminal Justice Administration offers a Master of Criminal Justice (M.C.J.) degree. In cooperation with Tennessee State University up to 18 hours of graduate credit can be transferred to MTSU for the M.C.J. The M.C.J. degree can be obtained entirely online.
A minor in Criminal Justice Administration at the graduate level is also offered at MTSU.
Please see undergraduate catalog for information regarding undergraduate programs.
Normally, applicants for admission are expected to present satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or a score of 370 or better on the Miller Analogies Test.
Applicants are expected to have an undergraduate degree in criminal justice, or to have completed a minimum of 18 credits at the undergraduate level in criminal justice or an approved equivalent.
All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.
Applications for admission will be considered on a rolling basis.
- submit an application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php);
- submit official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT);
- submit official transcripts of previous college work.
The Master of Criminal Justice degree requires completion of either a thesis (33 hours) or non-thesis (36 hours) program of study with no more than 30 percent of the total degree hours dually listed as undergraduate/graduate hours.
Curriculum: Criminal Justice
Candidate must complete 33 (thesis option) or 36 (non-thesis option) hours in the following curriculum:
Electives (15-18 Hours)
- 15-18 hours selected in consultation with advisor (thesis-track-15 hours/non-thesis-track-18 hours)
- file a degree plan in the College of Graduate Studies prior to entry into the program;
- file a Notice of Intent to Graduate form in the College of Graduate Studies within the first two weeks of the term in which candidate intends to graduate.