Master of Science in Criminal Justice
USC Bovard College
The Master of Science in Criminal Justice program is designed to prepare professionals to advance their careers in the field of criminal justice. Our program emphasizes the skills and evidence-based principles that shape effective criminal justice leaders.
In addition to foundational theories of criminology and criminal justice, students explore policy design and implementation alongside emerging trends in the field. Students will learn to evaluate research and use statistical data to assess the efficacy of policies and practices in criminal justice. Vulnerable populations, organizational leadership and change, and technological advances in the field of criminal justice are also covered. The program will enable students to develop as ethical and skilled decision-makers in the various branches of criminal justice.
- CJ500: Criminology
- CJ505: Analysis of Criminal Justice Systems
- CJ510: Criminal Justice Leadership
- CJ515: Applied Research Methods for Criminal Justice
- CJ520: Applied Statistics and Data Analysis in Criminal Justice
- CJ525: Ethical Decision-Making in Criminal Justice
- CJ530: Organizational Change in Criminal Justice
- CJ535: Youthful Offenders
- CJ540: Criminal Justice Policy and Program Development
- CJ545: Criminal Investigations
- CJ550: Corrections and Community Supervision
- CJ555: Making a Difference in Criminal Justice