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Master of Science in Criminal Justice with optional concentration in Homeland Security

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Complete your MS in Criminal Justice in as little as one year fully online!

Students completing the MS Criminal Justice program with an optional Concentration in Homeland Security will be well versed in law enforcement, courts, corrections, ethics, research methodology, homeland security, current social issues, theoretical underpinnings, and complex challenges facing the criminal justice system and national defense. The curriculum and skillset competitively position graduates for careers in national security and the criminal justice system, as well as creating an avenue for advancement in military careers.

APSU’s MS Criminal Justice program leverages the knowledge, research proficiency, and professional experiences of APSU faculty and military officials from Ft. Campbell. Our faculty possess expertise in the traditional scholarly fields of criminology, political science, sociology, and psychology. These disciplines contribute to the intellectual basis for criminal justice as an academic field.

Currently, APSU is the only public institution offering an M.S. in Criminal Justice with a Concentration in Homeland Security in Tennessee.

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Degree Requirements

This program requires completion of 30 credit hours (10 courses).  Course requirements and descriptions may be found in the Graduate Bulletin.

Students are also required to pass a Comprehensive Examination.  This examination is based upon a published list of topics covered and is typically taken in the student's last semester prior to graduation.

Admissions Guidelines

We invite students to apply at any time.  Admissions decisions are made on a continuous basis. Students may begin their studies in any offered term.

The Department of Criminal Justice has defined admissions requirements as listed below:

A minimum GPA of 2.7 is required. Students with a GPA of at least 2.5 may be considered for admission on provisional status. Provisional status can be lifted with GPA of 3.0 after 6 semester hours. Other expectations of graduate students will follow the APSU College of Graduate Studies standards. The department will reevaluate these standards should experience show that the number of qualified applicants begins to significantly exceed the number of available seats in any incoming cohort of students. 

To learn more about our program, please contact our Graduate Coordinator:

Dr. Christopher Wright, Associate Professor - wrightc@apsu.edu or 931-221-7545