Master of Criminal Justice

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The Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) is a postgraduate professional master's degree that is designed as a terminal degree for professionals in the field of criminal justice or as preparation for doctoral programs.

Areas of concentration include probation and court services, administration, forensic psychology, justice administration, security management, corrections and correctional counseling, homeland security, crime and delinquency, crime analysis, prevention and control, human services, criminal justice planning and research, global issues, law, leadership and executive management, and public safety.


In most countries applicants are required to hold minimum a three-year undergraduate degree and have a minimum period of professional experience in the criminal justice system, however the quantum varies between universities.