Legal Studies

School of Applied Sciences, University of Mississippi

Master of Criminal Justice

The Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) degree program at the University of Mississippi provides people with the necessary skills and knowledge to start or enhance their careers in criminal justice, emergency management, and homeland security fields.

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About the Program

Through coursework, collaboration with faculty, and peer interactions, the MCJ programs prepares students to:

  • Think critically about the factors that shape criminal justice policies and the criminal justice system
  • Apply scholarly research to current issues and problems in the criminal justice system and related fields
  • Analyze trends and patterns in crime and criminal justice, emergency management, and homeland security topics
  • Communicate effectively in both written and verbal forms
  • Consider ethical concerns related to criminal justice, emergency management, and homeland security issues.

Mission of the program

Promote evidence-based policy and practice. Prepare future leaders in the fields of criminal justice, emergency management, and homeland security by conducting relevant, innovative research and offering cutting-edge classes.