Guilford College is now accepting applications to our Master of Science in Criminal Justice program beginning fall 2017.
The M.S. in criminal justice program is ideal for criminal justice professionals seeking career advancement, as well as undergraduate students who plan to earn an advanced degree.
As the only criminal justice graduate program in the Triad, we offer a curriculum that is interdisciplinary, theoretically grounded, empirically rigorous and policy-oriented. The curriculum addresses ongoing problems and contemporary issues in criminal justice and emphasizes the transferrable skills afforded by the liberal arts tradition, including advanced critical thinking, written and verbal communication and research skills.
The program is unique because it focuses on both systems of criminal justice and the communities they serve. Graduates will be leaders committed to improving the criminal justice system and who embody Guilford’s seven core values, especially justice and integrity.
Program Benefits and Highlights
- Only criminal justice master’s degree program in the Triad
- Low faculty to student ratio
- Diverse faculty with backgrounds in law enforcement, law and corrections
- Flexible schedules with day & evening classes, including hybrid online courses
- Thesis option to prepare students for doctoral studies
- Problem-solving practicum (non-thesis option) that engages students with local criminal justice agencies for those planning careers in criminal justice and practitioners seeking career advancement
All applications must include a required, nonrefundable $75 application fee. Tuition is $600 per credit hour and includes fees (except the $75 application fee). While Guilford College cannot offer financial aid for this program, students should complete the FAFSA to learn if they qualify for federal or state aid in the form of loans.