M.S. or M.A.

Criminal Justice

When Synchronous course meeting typically in the evenings. Asynchronous courses also available.
Average Time to Complete 2 years

About the Program

RU | Master’s | Online – The Department of Criminal Justice offers Master of Arts and Master of Sciences degrees in Criminal Justice in a completely online format.  Admission and completion criteria for the degrees is the same as the on campus M.A. and M.S. degrees and are  taught by the same faculty, but allow students to complete their degree without attending class on campus.  This option is geared to working professionals wishing to obtain a graduate degree part time while continuing to work.  Students who complete two classes during fall, spring, and summer semesters will earn their degree in two years.

Career Paths

  • Law enforcement
  • Community and institutional corrections
  • Victim resource and advocacy
  • Courts and legal professions

Courses & Requirements

36 credit hours | Course Checklist

Online students can complete the program in two years enrolling in two courses in each semester (fall, spring, summer). Students must complete all requirements for their master’s degree within six years.  No courses more than six years old at the time of graduation may count as part of the hours for graduation.

Cost & Financial Aid

Learn more about Financial Aid opportunities at Radford University.

Radford University FAFSA code is 003732.

Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Computer lab with printer/copier
  • Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
  • Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

As a student of Radford University, you will have access to:

How to Apply

Apply to the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences.

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For more information on this program, visit http://www.radford.edu/content/chbs/home/criminal-justice.html