Online Master of Science, Criminal Justice Management & Program Planning


Mahoning County Courthouse in Youngstown, Ohio.

Welcome to the Online Master of Science,

Criminal Justice Management and Program Planning

Program at Youngstown State University


The online Criminal Justice Master's degree program with management and program planning track, focuses on developing the fundamental critical thinking skills used for leadership, organizational evaluation and academic research. The program specifically targets individuals seeking an evidence-based approach to criminal justice management or preparing for graduate study at the doctoral level. The online criminal justice degree program requires two courses a semester in an asynchronous format, which affords students the opportunity to participate in a quality yet flexible program while working full or part time. Enrollment in one summer of courses is expected, and a thesis is required of all students in this track.