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Criminal Justice

Provides information and resources for courses in the Criminal Justice program.

master’s degree in criminal justice allows students to become social caseworkers, instructors in criminal justice, and officers in courts. Areas of study that may be included in a chosen criminal justice program may include forensic behavioral analysis, psychology, criminology, and sociology, issues in juvenile crime, criminal law, and criminal justice theory. Possible career opportunities for a master’s degree include criminal investigation, correctional administration, attorney at law, and management of forensic science facilities.

Opportunities for those with a doctoral degree in criminal justice include criminology research, criminal justice process and policy, forensic psychology, and criminological theory.

Entrance exams for graduate degree programs vary depending on the type of program you plan to enter. Some tests are general exams that are accepted by a wide variety of graduate school programs, while others are specific to a certain type of graduate or professional school. It is best to check with the graduate school to ascertain which test(s) are required for the program you wish to pursue.  Both the GRE and MAT are general exams for graduate school admission. Take practice exams to understand what type of questions to expect and know the time limits for each section of the exam. 

The GRE® revised General Test is an admissions test for graduate or business schools. It is administered by the Educational Testing Service. 

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is also a general graduate admissions test. The MAT consists of 120 partial analogies that are to be completed in 60 minutes.  The test measures your ability to recognize relationships between ideas, your fluency in the English language, and your general knowledge of the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and social sciences.