Master of Science in Criminal Justice

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Chair, Division of Graduate Studies: 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 

Semester 1Cr.Semester 2Cr.Semester 3Cr.
GJ 551 Law Enforcement Administration6GD 520 Law and the International System6GD 562 International Response to Transnational Terrorism6
GJ 522 Criminal Justice Research, Practice & Technology6GD 552 International Terrorism by Non-State Actors6GD 595 Residency10
Semester Total Credits12Semester Total Credits12Semester Total Credits6
Total Credits For This Major: 30

Students are required to attend a one-week, on campus Residency Conference the June following or concurrent with their final course.

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