Master’s in Criminal Justice – Fairmont State University

The Master’s in Criminal Justice program focuses on the criminal justice system, its organizational components and processes and its legal and public policy contexts. The program includes instruction in criminal law and policy, police and correctional systems organization, the administration of justice and the judiciary, and public attitudes regarding a wide range of criminal justice issues. The program provides students with advanced theoretical, legal, and methodological training for applied, research, teaching, management and administrative careers in local, state, and federal agencies.

Criminal Justice Graduates will expect to learn about Criminal Law and Policy, Police and Correctional Systems Organization, Administration of justice and the judiciary system, and Public attitudes regarding criminal justice issues

There are two tracks available for students to choose from:

  • The Thesis Track, which will involve the 18 required hours, six hours of elective classes, and six hours of thesis work. Students interested in the thesis track must get approval from the program director and have a committee in place prior to registering for thesis courses.

  • The Capstone Track will involve the 18 required hours, nine hours of elective classes, and the Capstone Course which is three hours.

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