The Department of Criminal Justice offers a variety of graduate programs that address issues of crime and criminal justice within an analytic framework, based in social and behavioral sciences and legal perspectives.
The curriculum emphasize contemporary research and theoretical developments across a spectrum of academic disciplines. The Criminal Justice Department offers four degree options, as well as a certificate degree. These options include a Traditional M.A. degree, a Professional M.A. degree, an Emergency and Crisis Management M.S. degree (with a related certificate degree in Cybersecurity Emergency Management), and a Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice.