Criminal Justice BS / Criminal Justice MS

Career and Academic Opportunities: 

The Double Owl Pathway in Criminal Justice is an ideal program for students desiring to expand their career and academic opportunities in the field.   The Pathway provides a focused and interactive educational experience designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills in criminal justice administration, management, as well as global criminal justice.  The Pathway is designed so that students can complete both the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Criminal Justice in either 5 or 5½ years. Students who have completed the Master of Science in Criminal Justice  have gone onto careers in court management/administration; state and federal criminal investigation; private consulting; police cybercrime; and data/research analysis.  In addition to having obtained managerial, director and/or senior-level positions in these career areas, our graduates have been accepted into PhD programs at larger, research-intensive universities.

Sample Academic Plan

Suggested Timeline

Apply to Double Owl early in Junior year. Apply to Graduate Program in Senior Year by posted graduate program deadline.  Students can be identified in Sophomore year and early Junior year (i.e., once students meet -- or are close to meeting --- credit hour and other requirements). 

Apply Here

  • 1.  Admission to the Criminal Justice undergraduate program.  For more information on specific classes, see our Criminal Justice degree information in the KSU Undergraduate Catalog.  The B.S. in CJ program website is available here:  https://chss.kennesaw.edu/scj/programs/bscj.php

    2.  GPA:  3.25 in KSU undergraduate coursework

    3.  60 hours completed toward Bachelor’s degree (i.e., BS Criminal Justice degree)

    4.  18 hours completed in residence at KSU

  • Up to 9 hours of these Graduate courses will be allowed to count in both the undergraduate and the graduate programs.

    CRJU 7701 to count for Upper Division CJ Electives or Related Studies

    CRJU 7702* to count for SOCI 4432

    CRJU 7703* to count for CRJU 3310 or CRJU 3311

    CRJU 7704* to count for CRJU 3332

    CRJU 7705* to count for CRJU 3315

    CRJU 7707 to count for Upper Division CJ Electives or Related Studies

    CRJU 7708 to count for Upper Division CJ Electives or Related Studies

    CRJU 7709 to count for Upper Division CJ Electives or Related Studies

    CRJU 7710 to count for Upper Division CJ Electives or Related Studies

    CRJU 7712 to count for Upper Division CJ Electives or Related Studies

    *If a student has already taken the paired course, this graduate course can also count towards Upper Division Criminal Justice Electives or Related Studies.

  • For current admission requirements please click here.

    • Undergraduate Degree
      • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
    • Department / College
      • Sociology and Criminal Justice / College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Advising Contact
      • If your last name begins with letters A – L, your advisor is Carley Mulkey. If your last name begins with letters M – Z, your advisor is Matt Waller.  To make an appointment with Carley or Matt, go to http://kennesaw.campus.eab.com/ and sign in with your NetID and password (click here for a step-by-step guide). If you have any technical difficulties, please reach out to us at 470-578-7728.
    • Graduate Degree
      • Master of Science in Criminal Justice
    • Department / College
      • Sociology and Criminal Justice / College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Advising Contact
      • Dr. Christopher Totten, Graduate Program Director
      • ctotten@kennesaw.edu
      • 470-578-4413
      • Rm. 4069, Social Science Bldg.
  • Complete the online application here to apply.

    The undergraduate and graduate programs will review your academic record.

    You will receive an email to your KSU student email account with the decision.

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