Learn from professionals who work in the field as you earn your master's degree in criminal justice at UToledo.
The University of Toledo’s flexible master’s degree program in criminal justice is targeted to working and aspiring criminal justice professionals who want to take their careers to the next level or pursue Ph.D.-level studies.
Our graduate students work closely with faculty and receive an in-depth education in criminal justice theory and practice. The curriculum encompasses the study of crime, the criminal justice system and the ways we as a society work to prevent and punish crime.
Criminal justice students can get hands-on experience, conducting criminal justice research or completing an internship.
Efficient. Complete the 30-credit master’s in criminal justice in 12 months as a full-time student. Part-time students can finish in two-to-three years.
Flexible. UToledo's criminal justice graduate degree can be completed entirely online or on campus, or with a combination of online and face-to-face courses.
Capstone options. You can choose one of four capstone experiences: a research-based thesis, a comprehensive exam, a policy project course (CRIM 6950) or a 3-to-6-credit internship at a criminal justice agency or related policy project.
Customized electives. Master’s degree students may take 6 to 9 credit hours outside the criminal justice discipline to create an informal concentration. Students interested in criminal justice administration can take budgeting, management and labor classes in UToledo's nationally ranked College of Business and Innovation or the Department of Political Science and Public Administration. Others select classes in psychology, sociology, counseling, history and additional areas.
Experienced faculty. Learn from professionals, including former law-enforcement officers, corrections officials and victim advocates. UToledo’s criminal justice faculty members are actively engaged in research and service in the Toledo area, across the nation and internationally.
Joint M.A./J.D. program. Simultaneously earn a master of arts degree in criminal justice and a law degree in three-to-four years.
Pay your way. Graduate assistantships are available for some criminal justice master’s degree students. They may help faculty with research projects or assist in UToledo’s Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute or the Center for Advocacy and Wellness.
Outstanding facilities. Criminal justice students at The University of Toledo work and study in UToledo’s state-of-the-art forensic lab and high-tech courtroom/classroom.
UToledo students who graduate with a master’s degree in criminal justice go on to noted Ph.D. programs, earn management positions in their organizations and pursue new interests in the criminal justice sector.
Our graduates have worked for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the U.S. Border Patrol and the U.S. government. They also have worked in forensics at a state psychiatric facility and at social-service agencies.
UToledo's criminal justice graduate degree program will provide you with a comprehensive background in criminal justice studies.
UToledo criminal justice faculty members are conducting cutting-edge research that is often grant funded. This allows us to hire graduate and research assistants to help conduct research, write reports and gain hands-on field experience. Faculty members work in many areas, including: