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Master of Science in Criminal Justice

CAMPUSES KnoxvilleNashvilleOnline Studies
SCHOLARSHIPS Yellow Ribbon

Career Options*

FBI Agent Crime Analyst Criminologist Criminal Investigator Security Management Detective Victim Coordinator Community Corrections Administrator Law Enforcement Administrator Emergency Management Director Warden Police Chief Sheriff

4%* Estimated Job Growth

Keys to Success

Success in the Master of Criminal Justice program necessitates the ability to work well with others, be self-directed and proactive about time management, and apply complex concepts to relevant theoretical and practical scenarios.

South College’s online Master of Criminal Justice program was created with professionals in mind. In the process of designing this program, South College reached out to local criminal justice professionals so that their input could inform the structure of the courses. With their suggestions incorporated, the program is ideally suited to prepare students for advanced roles in the field.

Continuing Education

Accreditation

South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate and associate levels.

Consumer Information

Amounts for tuition, fees, books, and supplies are subject to change. The information included here is estimated for a full-time student. South College follows the required methodology provided by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for the reporting of employment information for graduates. This information is compiled on an annual basis and submitted to the Commission by October 15 each year for graduates during the most recently completed reporting year (July 1-June 30). For more detailed information related to the calculation of graduate employment rates, please click here.

*The career options listed above are a small sample of potential job titles, and are not meant to be comprehensive. Students may or may not find employment in these positions. Job growth statistics are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014–2024 projections. Note that the Bureau does not publish estimates for all job titles, so in some cases these numbers are an approximation based on similar job titles.

Success at South College

Anjali Doshi

I am currently in the Bachelor’s of Business Administration program with a Concentration in Accounting. I felt that given my personal interests, strengths, and skills, that a career in accounting would be the right choice. Also, I wanted to choose something that had the potential to allow work/life balance in the future as both are important to me.

- Anjali Doshi, Bachelor of Business Administration
Shawn Domm

I chose South College because it came highly recommended from mentors of mine, the faculty is second to none, and the program fits my ever-changing lifestyle. I also chose it because of the flexibility. My wife is still serving in the United States Air Force on Active Duty, and this means that we move when they tell us to move.

- Shawn Domm, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Meghan Hosea

I considered dozens of schools with similar online programs, but South College was just so proactive and more helpful than the others. It was stress-free for me to enroll and get started. Also, being a military-friendly institution made it easier for me to use my Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits with the Yellow Ribbon Program.

- Meghan Hosea, Master of Business Administration
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