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Grand Canyon University – Online Master of Science in Criminal Justice with an Emphasis in Legal Studies2018-02-07T16:58:06+00:00

Grand Canyon University – Online Master of Science in Criminal Justice with an Emphasis in Legal Studies

Program Overview

According to Grand Canyon University:

Grand Canyon University’s (GCU) application-based Master of Science in Criminal Justice with an Emphasis in Legal Studies program focuses on building legal-related contemporary and practical skills in crime analysis and strategic planning to meet current community demands. Students develop skills necessary to consult in criminal justice organizations with an emphasis on real-world preparation, which may lead to networking, internship and career opportunities. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers this advanced masters in legal studies degree program to help professionals in law enforcement and other decision makers address issues in public policy, social research and justice administration in the public sphere. Expand your specialized skills in order to move into positions of greater responsibilities and leadership, or gain essential information if you are law school-bound.

At a Glance

URL ​https://www.gcu.edu/degree-programs/master-science-criminal-justice-legal-studies
Total credit hours 38
Tuition per credit Tuition and fees
Full-time/part-time/accelerated Full-time/part-time
Time to complete 20 months
Admission requirements According to Grand Canyon University, to be eligible for admission to the Master of Legal Studies program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Graduate applicants may be accepted at GCU with an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or program that has been approved by Grand Canyon University (GCU), with a 2.8 GPA or higher. Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirement may be eligible for admission with a graduate degree from an accredited, GCU-approved college or program and passing test scores:
    • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT): 500
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 1,000 combined verbal/quantitative, prior to August 2011; 300 combined verbal/quantitative, after August 2011