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M.A. Criminal Justice

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Norfolk State University
Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ)

The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ) graduate program addresses the diverse needs of professionals who provide leadership in justice system. Two areas of concentration permit students to develop specialized skills and expertise. The aim of the MACJ program is to provide a coordinated and systematic approach attracting top quality students into the program.

Degree Requirements

36 Credit hours of course work

  • Core courses: 15 credits
  • Electives: 15 credits
  • ​Thesis or Comprehensive Examination: 6 credits

Academic Tracks

Management And Planning

  • CJS 611 Administration
  • CJS 612 Planning
  • CJS 618 Legal Issues

Juvenile Justice

  • CJS 672 Policing and Adjudicating
  • CJS 674 Corrections and Treatment
  • CJS 676 Juveniles and the Justice System

Join us at NSU, Here's How

All applications must be submitted online via the School of Graduate Studies.

Admission Requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university, or the equivalent from a foreign country.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) on undergraduate coursework.
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons capable of adequately assessing the applicant's potential of success in the program.
  • Resume
  • Letter of Intent

Conditional Admission:
Applicants who do not qualify for regular admission will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Submit Graduate Applications to:
All applications must be submitted online via the School of Graduate Studies website.

For More Information Contact:

Norfolk State University
Sociology Department
Brown Memorial Hall, Suite 203
700 Park Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23504
(757) 823-8436