Master of Criminal Justice
The Master of Criminal Justice degree program at the University of Mississippi is designed to provide people with skills and knowledge to either start a criminal justice career or enhance a current criminal justice career. The field of criminal justice is continually changing and becoming more complex, and these changes are creating a greater demand for educated professionals who understand complex issues and problems and who can adapt to an ever-changing world.
The Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) program is based on the principle that students need skills and experiences in the areas of critical thinking, scholarly research, analysis, communication, and ethical thinking. It is a challenging and rewarding program which can lead to a wide range of employment opportunities with criminal justice and related agencies at the local, county, state, and federal government, as well as within the private sector. It also provides an excellent way for current criminal justice professionals to obtain the knowledge, skills, and experiences to assist in promotional opportunities. Additionally, the program provides individuals with a rigorous education to pursue a doctoral degree. Simply, the MCJ degree allows individuals to gain a deeper and greater understanding of the criminal justice discipline.