MSUM opens applications for new graduate program in Criminal Justice

Minnesota State University Moorhead is now accepting applications for its new master of arts in criminal justice. The first cohort will start classes in spring 2023.

Market demand and a solid foundation in its well-established undergraduate criminal justice program prompted the addition of the new graduate degree. It will be offered through Online Plus, meaning students can choose classes in person or online.

MSUM’s MA in criminal justice provides advanced training for careers in police science and public safety, security and loss prevention, restorative justice, juvenile and adult probation and parole, victim-witness services and more.

“We plan to help working professionals, students who need preparation for doctoral work, and everyone who has an interest in advanced studies in criminal justice,” Program Coordinator Joel Powell said.

  • Criminal justice professionals who complete the master’s degree earn an average of $12,000 more each year and significantly improve their job mobility.
  • Applicants of the MA in criminal justice don’t need a specific undergraduate degree.
  • Students will earn credits while focusing on analysis, research and assessment of projects.

To learn more about the new program, visit the criminal justice graduate website.