The Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) program at Lincoln Memorial University is an online program designed to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills that will help prepare them for professional careers in management and administration in a variety of organizations, research, and for further study at the doctoral level. All students will demonstrate proficiency in theories of crime and justice, justice ethics, scientific research methodology, policy analysis, and leadership. The program offers a variety of elective classes that provide students the opportunity to tailor their coursework to meet their individual needs and interests.
There are two options for completing the degree program:
Thesis Option (36 credit hours): Students successfully complete 15 credit hours of core coursework, an additional 15 hours of elective coursework, and complete 6 hours of thesis research, which will include an oral defense.
Non-thesis Option (36 credit hours): Students successfully complete 15 hours of core coursework, an additional 21 hours of elective coursework, and successfully pass a comprehensive written examination. This option should be considered a terminal degree that will not prepare students for academic study at the doctoral level.
Core requirements (15 credit hours):
Elective courses (15 – 21 credit hours):
Thesis Option (6 credit hours):
Program Total: 36 hours
This program is entirely online and remains solidly committed to maintaining a small faculty-to-student ratio to provide a high-quality, rigorous, and professionally relevant program consistent with guidelines established by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
If you are interested in obtaining more information about MSCJ program, please contact Dr. MaryAnn Thrush at maryann.thrush@LMUnet.edu.
International students please contact:
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