Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Associate Dean of Graduate Programs: James M. Ehrman
Program Manager: Allison Crowson

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice is a 30-credit master’s degree program designed for military police personnel from all uniformed branches who have successfully completed the U.S. Army Military Police School Career Captain’s Course (MPCCC).  The MSCJ builds on the training and experience of military police personnel by providing graduate-level coursework that focuses on international law enforcement and the challenges of working with non-U.S. military and civilian criminal justice agencies and organizations.  Graduates of the program are better equipped to carry out the changing mission of U.S. military police and to work collaboratively with foreign military and law enforcement personnel on transnational crime issues.

Curriculum Map/Plan of Study

Term 1
Law Enforcement Administration6
Term 2
Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice: Ethical Leadership and Technology6
Term 3
Law and the International System6
Term 4
International Terrorism by Non-State Actors6
Term 5
International Response to Transnational Terrorism6
Residency 10
Total Cr.30


One-Week Residency 

All degree candidates of the Master of Science in Criminal Justice are required to attend a one-week Residency Conference on the Norwich University campus, during which they may attend professional presentations, participate in roundtable discussions with faculty, and present papers. The one-week residency is a degree requirement.

Faculty Member Institution at which highest degree was earned
Hayat Alvi, PhD Howard University
Clifford Bates, PhD Northern Illinois University
John Becker, PhD University of Denver
Stefan Brooks, PhD University of Houston
Miichael Jackson, PhD Brandeis University
Charles Lerche, PhD University of Ibaden (Nigeria)
Jonathan Levy, PhD University of Cincinnati
Robert Pauly, PhD Old Dominion University
Timothy Reisen, PhD Claremont Graduate University
Eileen Scully, PhD Georgetown University
Shelton L. Williams, PhD Johns Hopkins University