LAKERS TOGETHER: Grand Valley is preparing for successful learning experiences when classes resume on Aug. 31. Learn more about the plan for fall in this handbook.
Students focus on crime and criminal justice administration from viewpoints grounded in the traditional humanities and the social sciences. Students receive thorough preparation in the arts and sciences as well as the practical knowledge and skills they will need in the criminal justice profession.
The Master of Science in criminal justice (M.S.) degree is designed to prepare students to become highly capable criminal justice leaders, planners, practitioners and academicians who will continually improve the criminal justice system and profession.
The program is also designed to prepare those students who are planning to pursue doctoral degrees.
Classes for graduate students in this major meet downtown on the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.Format:
Students study a variety of criminal justice topics, including:
Graduates find employment in a variety of professions, including:
The M.S. in Criminal Justice degree at GVSU will develop the skills you need to land the job you want. Whether the skills are advanced or general, you will build a resume of qualifications that are sure to attract employers. The following skills correlate with those pulled from actual job postings in the criminal justice field.
Source: EMSI, 2020
Deadline for fall semester is May 1; winter deadline is November 1. The $30 nonrefundable application fee is waived if the applicant has previously applied to Grand Valley State University. Please visit gvsu.edu/gradapply/.
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