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BA/MS in Criminal Justice

Why a Dual Degree in Criminal Justice?

  • Significant reduction in the total cost of earning two distinct degrees.
  • Prepares students in substantive ways for leadership & management positions in criminal justice.
  • Provides a comprehensive understanding of the field and affords students the opportunity to specialize in particular areas of research, or professional development.
  • A combined degree demonstrates a commitment to the field of criminal justice and makes the student more competitive in the job market upon graduation.

The BA/MS in Criminal Justice allows a student to streamline their education and complete the Bachelors and Masters Degree in Criminal Justice in five years. Students may apply for program admission prior to the start of the Junior year. Once admitted, students take one or more graduate courses while completing their other degree requirements. After four years, the student will have earned completed the credits necessary for the BA and they will need as few as 18 additional credits to complete the second degree.

Advanced Certificates

Two advanced certificates are currently being offered. Both are available as stand alone certificates or can be applied towards a MS in Criminal Justice.

To enter the program, students must have and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0.

For more information, please email Dr. Cathryn Lavery, Graduate Coordinator, at

For application information click here.