The Master of Science in Criminal Justice program is not currently admitting new students. We will update this web page with new information about the program and the next admissions deadline as soon as it is available.

Contact Program Director, Professor Anne Cross at, with questions or for more information.

Thank you for your interest in the MSCJ; we look forward to working with you as your education journey begins or continues at Metropolitan State University. 

Metropolitan State University's Master of Science in Criminal Justice provides the advanced knowledge and skills needed for effective, ethical leadership in today's criminal justice organizations. Designed specifically for the working professional, our program combines online and traditional classroom instruction from a faculty comprised of recognizable and respected leaders in the criminal justice field.

If you are a working professional who seeks to achieve distinction in the Criminal Justice field, this graduate program is for you. By blending practical experience with scholarly achievement, the Master's in Criminal Justice will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to:

  • Advance your career for effective and ethical leadership in the criminal justice community
  • Analyze criminal justice issues using scientific research methods
  • Expand professional competencies in criminal justice administration and best practices
  • Assess policies and implement change within the criminal justice system
  • Teach in the field of criminal justice

Program Details

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