May 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Graduate Bulletin 
2024-2025 Graduate Bulletin

Criminal Justice (M.S.)

College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Department of Criminal Justice

Dr. Scott Culhane
Chair, Department of Criminal Justice
Location: Clement Building, Room 112
Phone: 931-221-6325

Dr. Christopher Wright
Graduate Coordinator, Department of Criminal Justice
Location: Clement Building, Room 116
Phone: 931-221-7545

Program Description

Students completing the MS Criminal Justice program with an optional Concentration in Homeland Security will be well versed in law enforcement, courts, corrections, ethics, research methodology, homeland security, current social issues, theoretical underpinnings, and complex challenges facing the criminal justice system and national defense. The curriculum and skillset competitively position graduates for careers in national security and the criminal justice system, as well as creating an avenue for advancement in military careers.

APSU’s MS Criminal Justice program leverages the knowledge, research proficiency, and professional experiences of APSU faculty and military officials from Ft. Campbell. Our faculty possess expertise in the traditional scholarly fields of criminology, political science, sociology, and psychology. These disciplines contribute to the intellectual basis for criminal justice as an academic field.  For more information about the program requirements, please visit:

Admission Requirements

Listed below are the required application materials and the associated scores (if necessary) for each.

  • Application for admission
  • Application Fee:  $45 domestic or $55 international
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Verification of lawful presence in the United States (i.e. submit a license or other approved document)
  • Bachelor’s degree, conferred in any field, from a regionally accredited institution showing a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.7*

*Others may be admitted on provisional status. Provisional status can be lifted with GPA of 3.0 after 6 semester hours. Other expectations of graduate students will follow the APSU College of Graduate Studies standards. The department will reevaluate these standards should experience show that the number of qualified applicants begins to significantly exceed the number of available seats in any incoming cohort of students. 

For more information about the application process, please visit APSU Graduate Studies.

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