Criminal Justice

Master of Science in Criminal Justice

The graduate program in criminal justice is designed to provide advanced educational preparation for students and criminal justice professionals pursuing careers in the field of criminal justice. Such preparation includes understanding the range of theory, research and policy in criminal justice. The curriculum is directed especially toward assisting students in developing the advanced knowledge, skills and abilities required by criminal justice professionals, emphasizing the cross-section of criminal justice with public policy and practice.


For more information on the curriculum for the criminal justice program or degree requirements and deadlines, please visit the VCU Bulletins website.

Course descriptions

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Contact us

For questions about admissions, courses or the transfer of credits, please begin by contacting the Wilder School Graduate Advising Office at (804) 828-6837 or office serves as the first point-of contact for all post-baccalaureate program related questions.

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