The BGSU criminal justice graduate program allows professionals working in criminal justice to gain the necessary insights, frameworks and communication skills to advance to leadership positions. The MSCJ program also prepares those looking to make a career change to the criminal justice profession.
Graduates of the MSCJ program have gone on to work or advance their careers in federal, state, county or local law enforcement agencies. Some go on to law school or research- or policy-oriented doctoral programs.
The master’s program curriculum integrates theory, research and practical experience to help you develop effective responses to contemporary challenges facing the criminal justice system. You will gain a broader understanding of the criminal justice process and the link between research and policy.
You will develop the skills to communicate effectively and conduct and assess research.
- Criminal Justice Ethics
- Data Analysis and Interpretation in Criminal Justice
- Law, Evidence and Procedure in Forensic Science
- Seminar in Contemporary Corrections
- Seminar in Contemporary Policing
- Race, Gender and Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice
- Nature of Crime
BGSU is the only university in Ohio and one of just nine in the nation to earn the Quality Matters Online Learner Support certificate for all of our seven-week online programs. The certificate recognizes that our programs provide the critical services needed for student success and that we use student feedback to continuously improve those services.
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
Updated: 09/21/2023 09:50AM