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.
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). 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.
submit official transcripts of previous college work.
The Master of Criminal Justice degree requires completion of a minimum of 33-36 semester hours (thesis) or 36 hours (non-thesis) with no more than 30 percent of the total degree hours dually listed as undergraduate/graduate hours.
NOTE: Thesis-track students will be required to complete and successfully defend a research-based thesis. Non-thesis track students will be required to complete and successfully pass a written comprehensive exam in the same semester as the capstone is taken.
Curriculum: Criminal Justice
The following illustrates the minimum coursework requirements. In addition, a maximum of 6 hours of thesis research may be required to fulfill degree requirements.