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On Campus or Online Master in Criminal Justice and Criminology

With a Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology, you’ll receive the specialized training necessary to become a leader in the field of criminal justice.

We offer three emphases within the degree program structured both for students seeking careers or professional advancement in the criminal justice field, and for students who ultimately wish to pursue an advanced degree in criminal justice/criminology.

Careers in Criminal Justice with a Master in Criminal Justice

  • Community advocate
  • victim advocate
  • Fire investigator
  • Immigration and customs officer
  • Corrections officer
  • Juvenile justice
  • Probation and parole officer
  • Public policy advisor
  • Cybersecurity investigator
  • Cyber defensive operator
  • Intelligence analyst
  • Policy analyst
  • Criminal profiler
  • Attorney (law school preparation)
  • Forensic examiner
  • Data analyst

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Or, you can:

Criminal Justice Degree Emphasis

Format: Online or in person on the Statesboro Campus
Credit Hours: 36

With an emphasis in criminal justice, you will examine advanced theories, the development of public policy, issues within the criminal justice system and justice administration. You’ll have the opportunity to refine your analytical, research and critical thinking skills to foster a greater understanding of the criminal justice system.

Criminology Degree Emphasis

Format: Online or in person on the Statesboro Campus
Credit Hours: 36

An emphasis in criminology gives you focused training on the major theoretical perspectives in classical and contemporary criminology, as well as analysis of the nature, prevalence, causes and consequences of violence. This emphasis offers a deeper exploration of the etiology, correlates and theories of criminal behavior.

Cybercrime Degree Emphasis

Format: Online, in person on the Statesboro Campus or the Armstrong Campus in Savannah
Credit Hours: 36

By emphasizing in cybercrime, you will concentrate your training on laws related to electronic devices and the internet, traditional crimes committed using computers, issues relating to the Fourth Amendment, jurisdiction at state and federal levels, and cyber ethics.

All courses in the cybercrime graduate certificate program may be applied to the online cybercrime concentration of the Master of Science with a major in Criminal Justice and Criminology.

Do You Have Questions? Contact Us!

Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box: 8105
Statesboro, GA 30460
Fax: 912-478-4999

Program Coordinator

Dr. Amanda Graham
Home Campus: Statesboro

Contacts for General Cybercrime and/or Course-Specific Questions

Dr. Cassandra Dodge
Home Campus: Armstrong


For all online programs:

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Last updated: 12/24/2023