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Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice – Executive Track

Format: In-person at the Armstrong Campus in Savannah
Credit Hours: 30

Get Promotion-Ready with a Georgia P.O.S.T Certified Executive Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice!

Complete your degree in just two years with three-week modules and only one week per module on-site at Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong campus in Savannah! 

The Executive Master’s in Criminal Justice (EMCJ) program at Georgia Southern University is designed exclusively for the law enforcement community. Our program offers a comprehensive curriculum that accommodates your agency work schedule to prepare you for career advancement.

Program Format

The EMCJ program follows a unique schedule that allows you to balance work and studies effectively. Each semester consists of two three-week modules, with only one-week requiring on-site attendance at our Armstrong Campus in Savannah.

Here’s how it works:

  • Week 1: Reading and preparation from the comfort of your home
  • Week 2: On-site in Savannah, where you’ll learn from expert instructors and have the opportunity to network with colleagues
  • Week 3: Completion of final project from home

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Benefits of the EMCJ Program

By enrolling in our program, you’ll gain opportunity for advancement in your career.

Some advantages of the EMCJ program include:

  • Advanced theories in criminal justice
  • Examination of public policy development
  • Insight into critical issues within the criminal justice system and justice administration

Additionally, the EMCJ program offers opportunities to:

  • Refine your analytical, research and critical thinking skills
  • Foster a superior understanding of criminal justice
  • Network with fellow officers, building valuable relationships and enhancing connections nationwide

Affordable Tuition and On-campus Boarding

This unique program is offered at our standard tuition rate for graduate courses, along with very affordable rates for your on-campus housing and amenities. As low as $1,100 per course.

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  • $30/night in Private Bedroom in Winward Commons
  • $60/night in Private Unit (Two Bedrooms) in Winward Commons
  • $30 linen package if needed


  • $10.75/meal in the Galley
  • $100 Eagle Express Plan that can be used in the Galley, Retail Outlets, or GrubHub Off Campus

Armstrong Recreation Center

  • $15/week for employees
  • $20/week for non-employees

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for the EMCJ program, you must meet the following requirements:

Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Be a certified, registered, or exempt peace officer currently employed with a Georgia law enforcement agency recognized by the Georgia P.O.S.T. Council

Ideal Candidates

The EMCJ program is suitable for officers at any level and does not require a nomination! 

It is particularly beneficial for the following professionals:

  • County and local law enforcement officers
  • Sheriff’s Department personnel
  • Georgia Bureau of Investigation Agents
  • All University System of Georgia law enforcement agencies
  • Federal Agents in Georgia
  • And many more agencies

Apply now, and take the next step toward advancing your career in criminal justice!

Questions? Contact us!

Amanda Graham, Ph.D.
Executive Master’s in Criminal Justice Program

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Last updated: 12/27/2023