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Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ)


30 Credit Hours

Fully Online


Program Overview

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) program at Lincoln Memorial University is an online graduate degree program that provides knowledge and skills that will prepare students either seeking leadership roles in criminal justice organizations or preparing for doctoral study. The LMU MSCJ program requires thirty (30) credit hours to graduate and provides tracks in Administration, Applied Professional, and Research. All students will demonstrate proficiency in theories of crime and justice, justice ethics, scientific research methodology, policy analysis, and leadership. The program offers a variety of elective courses that provide students with the opportunity to tailor coursework to meet their individual needs and interests.

The MSCJ program offers two dual degree options: one with the Duncan School of Law and the other with the Master of Public Administration.  Both are detailed on the Dual Degree page.  In addition, the Master of Psychology offers a Forensic Psychology Degree consisting of six (6) Psychology Graduate courses and five (5) MSCJ courses. This is detailed on the Master of Science in Psychology page.

Military Benefits

Lincoln Memorial University is proud to support our military at home and abroad with our fully online Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) program. With flexible course scheduling, the LMU MSCJ program is designed to meet the needs of service members and their families. Faculty and staff in the LMU MSCJ program can provide assistance in maximizing your education benefits, such as Post/9-11 GI Bill (CH 33). Also, be sure to review all benefits at .

Job Outook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, positive job growth is predicted in many fields related to Criminal Justice administration and leadership. The Bureau predicts roughly 700 new jobs added for example in the field of Emergency Management.


For more information about the LMU Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) program, contact us via email ( or by phone (423.869.6764).


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