Criminal Justice MS

Advance in the field and gain new skills in business and management through the Criminal Justice master's program at Youngstown State.

What You'll Study

Working to expand your knowledge of the total criminal justice process, including both crime prevention and legal intervention systems, you will be prepared for new leadership opportunities within your career.


Students take a combination of various criminal justice core courses to complete the graduate degree, along with the choice of one of two tracks.

Program Overview
Admission Requirements

  • Capstone Track

    This track can be completed with 18 credit hours of core courses and 15 elective credits and culminates with a graduate paper project.


  • Thesis Track

    You will take 18 credit hours of core courses and six elective credits. You'll then finish your degree with a thesis project that ranges from one to six credit hours.


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