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Criminal Justice

About the Graduate Degree in Criminal Justice

A deeper understanding

Whether you decide to pursue this program’s thesis or non-thesis tracks in general criminal justice or security studies, the purpose of TROY’s master’s in criminal justice is to broaden and enhance your ability to understand, analyze and evaluate issues that confront the American criminal justice system. Through your courses, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from knowledgeable and dedicated faculty members who will help you better understand decisions made by the U.S. Supreme Court as well as analyze criminal law, criminal justice organizations and the effectiveness of various crime control policies.

Prepare for a bright future

Whether you intend to climb the ranks in local, regional or national law enforcement or teach criminal justice on a collegiate level, this TROY master’s degree program will help prepare you for your next career move. The program is designed to equip you to fulfill a need in American society for professional law enforcement personnel and competent criminal justice administrators. You’ll be provided with educational programs that will help further develop your problem solving skills in ways that will help prepare you to address issues that arise in the dynamic and evolving criminal justice field. Your instructors will help prepare you to identify and develop alternative solutions to problems that confront the modern criminal justice system based on your knowledge of current theories and concepts. As you dive deeper into your studies, you’ll become better equipped with the knowledge you’ll need to receive a terminal degree in criminal justice, criminology and related fields. 

Explore your options

Once you graduate with your master’s in criminal justice, you will be able to explore possibilities within new career fields. Some of these occupations include:

  • Professor/instructor
  • Criminal profiler
  • Federal probation officer
  • Criminologist
  • Criminal investigator

 Degree Options


Program Locations

  • Troy Campus
  • TROY Online
  • Dothan Campus^^

^^ Offered as blended program. A blended program combines both online and face-to-face courses in the required program of study. 


Program Locations

  • Troy Campus
  • TROY Online

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TROY alumna starts law firm in her hometown

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At just 26 years old, Kameisha Logan is following her passion and opening a law firm in her hometown of Selma.

Logan, who received a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Troy University in 2016, felt a calling to give back to her hometown community rather than pursue a law practice in a bigger city.

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