The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Criminal Justice and Criminology is designed to enhance student understanding of crime, societal reaction to crime, and efforts to control it. It prepares the student for advancement in criminal justice professions, teaching at the community college level, and study at the doctoral level. The field of criminal justice is increasingly reliant on innovative and data-driven strategies to address crime, its causes, and the treatment of offenders. The online master's degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology through East Tennessee State University is designed to provide both current practitioners and those seeking to enter the field with the tools and knowledge necessary to understand, develop, and implement these strategies through applied coursework and mentorship by experienced and supportive faculty.
This program strives to meet the needs of working professionals and those seeking to enter the field who are unable (due to geography or other commitments) to attend classes in a campus setting.
Program information including curriculum and graduation requirements can be found in the ETSU Graduate Catalog and on the department of Criminal Justice and Criminology website.