At the top of this list is Fayetteville State University's Master of Science in Criminal Justice. This program is perfect for those who are already working in the field or those who have prior educational experience in criminal justice. It is also ideal for military personnel. Students can start in the fall, spring, or summer semesters. The 33-credit course of study offers three options to students for how they proceed through the program, which is the thesis option, the comprehensive exam option, and the enhanced coursework option. Sample courses from this program include Females, Crime, and Justice, Program Evaluation in Criminal Justice, and Corporate and Government Crime.
For admission, students are required to submit their GRE scores. The GRE submitted must have been taken within the last five years to be valid. Additionally, students must have an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher, and for the application, a personal statement and two letters of recommendation are required. The Criminal Justice Graduate Admissions Committee considers all aspects of the application, and they are looking at a student's ability to succeed, as demonstrated by the letters of recommendation and the personal statement.