Master of Criminal Justice, M.A.

About this Program

Combining law enforcement, legal studies, and corrections, the 36-hour master’s degree in criminal justice focuses on career advancement in law enforcement fields. Through integrated graduate program courses, students increase their marketability, job security, and improved efficiency in criminal justice careers.

Wayland’s master’s degree in criminal justice program is designed for:

Those who need a master’s degree for entry into various criminal justice professions.

Those employed in the criminal justice system wanting to acquire more field specific knowledge or to broaden their perspectives and job opportunities.

Those interested in an academic career in higher education, seeking to complete a master’s degree before entering a doctoral program.

Those interested in obtaining a master’s degree prior to entering law school.


The Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice requires 18 hours of core criminal justice courses plus 18 hours of electives.

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The School of Behavioral and Social Sciences has a highly qualified and experienced faculty. 

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