Criminal Justice master's students

Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Degree Type:
Master’s Degree
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Methodist University’s 100% online master’s program in criminal justice offers students the opportunity to learn under the guidance of top industry experts. Explore topics such as criminological theory, policy and ethics, modern policing, and data analysis, and complete a capstone project to further solidify your learning. MU’s program emphasizes the study of emerging trends, including digital forensics, cybercrime, and juvenile justice.

Common Career Paths

Some of the top jobs for those with a Master of Science in Criminal Justice include Corrections Officer, Cybercrime Investigator, Detective, Juvenile Justice Officer, Parole Officer, Police Chief, Police Lieutenant, Police Officer, Private Detective, Probation Officer, Victim Advocate.

Common Salary Ranges for Graduates

As mentioned above, there’s a long list of career opportunities for those with a Master of Health Administration. But, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the average annual salary for the following positions (which may require additional education) in North Carolina in 2021:

  • Police Chief: $75,890
  • Federal Special Agent: $83,772
  • First-Line Supervisor of Police and Detectives: $98,760

Average Tuition Cost

Tuition cost for the MU Online Master of Science in Criminal Justice program is $545 per credit hour, for a total of $19,620 for the program prior to transfer credits and financial aid being applied.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

More than 97% of MU students receive some form of financial aid, with the University offering more than $24 million annually to students for scholarships. If a student is active military, family of active military, or a veteran, they may also qualify for MU’s military education benefits.

Learn More on Our MU Online Microsite

Visit our Online Master of Science in Criminal Justice page on our MU Online microsite for detailed information about the program, careers, tuition and aid, faculty information, and so much more!


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