Oct 04, 2023  
2020-21 Graduate Catalog 
2020-21 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice Administration, M.C.J.

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Criminal Justice Administration 
Carter Smith


The Department of Criminal Justice Administration  offers a Master of Criminal Justice (M.C.J.) degree. A minor in Criminal Justice Administration at the graduate level is also offered at MTSU.

The M.C.J. degree can be obtained entirely online, in class, or as a combination of the two.

Please see undergraduate catalog for information regarding undergraduate programs.

Admission Requirements

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 and an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or above.

Application Procedures

All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.

Applications for admission will be considered on a rolling basis.

Applicant must

  1. submit an application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php). Once this initial application has been accepted, the applicant will receive directions on how to enter the graduate portal to be able to submit other materials.
  2. submit official transcripts of previous college work.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Criminal Justice degree requires completion of a minimum of 33 semester hours (thesis) or a minimum of 36 hours (non-thesis) with no more than 30 percent of the total degree hours dually listed as undergraduate/graduate hours.

Curriculum: Criminal Justice

The following illustrates the minimum coursework requirements.

Core Courses (18 hours)

Electives (15-18 Hours)

  • 15-18 hours selected in consultation with advisor (thesis-track-15 hours/non-thesis-track-18 hours)

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