College of Graduate Studies at Middle Tennessee State University

Master of Criminal Justice

Program Director: Dr. Lance Selva
Jones Hall 303
Graduate Analyst: Anita Hermes

A degree in Criminal Justice can open the door to a variety of career opportunities at the federal, state or local levels in areas such as law enforcement, homeland security, courts, service workers, police administration, correctional management, drug rehabilitation, probation, parole, and juvenile justice. Criminal Justice degrees can also provide solid foundations for pursuits in related fields such as private security or investigations for private industries.

The Department of Criminal Justice Administration offers a Master of Criminal Justice (M.C.J.) degree in cooperation with Tennessee State University. Students must complete a total of 36 semester hours (18 hours at MTSU and 18 hours at TSU). A minor in Criminal Justice at the graduate level is also offered at MTSU.

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to the Master of Criminal Justice program,
a student must submit the following to the College of Graduate Studies:

Online application and appropriate application fee

Official transcript of all colleges, universities (including business and technical schools). If the transcripts are issued from an international (non-US) institution, a course-by course analysis is required. Original non-US transcripts should be submitted directly to the evaluation service. (Click here for more information on non-US transcripts.)

Official Test Scores of the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) OR Graduate Record Examination (GRE)


Submit Application Materials to:

College of Graduate Studies
MTSU Box 42
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Test Codes for Middle Tennessee State University:
INFS - 6ZR-KJ-37
MBA (Full-time) - 6ZR-KJ-25
MBA (Part-time) - 6ZR-KJ-52
GRE 1466
MAT 1751
Praxis 1466
TOEFL 1466