Master of Science


The Master of Science in Criminology (MSCrim.) degree program prepares professionals for careers in the justice system, policing, government agencies, and NGOs.

CU’s program is multidisciplinary, combining elements of advanced study in criminal justice topics with other cognate areas such as leadership, sociology, and technology.

Carolina University also has strong partnerships with Sheriff’s Offices in NC and TN which have resulted in a number of collaboration opportunities including internships.


2 Year Program
Available Residentially
Available Online


  • Gain mastery of theoretical and practical criminal justice system knowledge to better understand factors that are reshaping and redefining the administration of justice.
  • Utilize effective research methods, data, and communication techniques within the disciplinary context supported by the necessary critical analytical skills.
  • Apply leadership skills and management practices within intercultural workplaces.
  • Integrate course-specific skills and knowledge while being able to identify ethical dilemmas and resolve those dilemmas.
  • Demonstrate understanding of state-of-the-art technological tools to enhance criminal justice processes and deliver superior outcomes.

Admissions Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized college or university
  • GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended schools
  • Completed application with Carolina University