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Criminal Justice (Administration), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Murfreesboro, TN, United States
As long as there is crime, there will be a need for the criminal justice system.. MTSU's degree in Criminal Justice Administration offers preparation for entering and advancing among the ranks of the industry's professionals. Graduates have gone on to become lawyers, police officers, corrections officials, and more!
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  • A student in the Criminal Justice Administration program may pursue a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, with concentrations available in either Law Enforcement or Homeland Security. (Minors in Criminal Justice Administration and Homeland Security are offered for non-CJA majors.)
  • MTSU places interns with more than 30 criminal justice agencies including district attorney and public defender offices; police and sheriff departments; probation and parole offices; circuit, juvenile, and drug courts; and several state and federal agencies. Students not only experience the pragmatic operations of the criminal justice system, but they also get to see how to apply theories learned in the classroom to the profession.The Criminal Justice industry offers a rich array of career options for anyone interested in fighting crime and lessening its effects on the innocent.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • CJA 1100 - Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration
  • CJA 2100 - Criminal Theory
  • CJA 2200 - Prevention and Control of Crime
  • CJA 2600 - Corrections
  • CJA 2900 - Practicum in Law Enforcement
  • CJA 3200 - Research Methods with Computer Technology
  • CJA 3230 - Police Organization and Administration
  • CJA 3250 - Criminal Law
  • CJA 3400 - Constitutional Issues and Criminal Justice
  • CJA 3450 - Legal Issues in Corrections
  • CJA 3500 - Criminal Courts: Structure, Personnel, and Processes
  • CJA 3630 - Probation and Parole
  • CJA 3650 - Correctional Management
  • CJA 3700 - Women, Crime, and Justice Administration
  • CJA 3750 - Terrorism and Criminal Justice
  • CJA 3900 - Organized and White-Collar Crime
  • CJA 4220 - Community Relations and Minority Problems
  • CJA 4260 - Special Issues in Law Enforcement
  • CJA 3220 - Ethics in Criminal Justice

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

General requirements
  • Application form for admission
  • $30 application fee
  • International Certificate of Immunization
  • Financial statement indicating sources of support
  • Certificate of Freedom from Tuberculosis
  • All foreign non-immigrant students applying for admission pursuant to a student visa shall submit within thirty (30) days from the first day of classes a certificate from a licensed physician or other qualified medical authority verifying freedom from tuberculosis. Failure to submit such certification shall result in denial of admission (immediate withdrawal from classes) or continued enrollment. In the event that a student has tuberculosis or has potential tuberculosis requiring medical treatment, continued enrollment will be conditioned upon the determination by a licensed physician that further enrollment is not a risk to others and upon the student's compliance with any prescribed medical treatment program.
  • Submit Varicella (chickenpox) form
For undergraduate admissions, submit the following to the International Admissions Office (Campus Box 120, Peck Hall 216, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, USA):
  • TOEFL - an official iBT score of 61 or above (173 or above cbt or 500 or above paper-based);
  • IELTS - an official score of 5.5 or above;
  • iTEP - an official score of 3.6 or above.
In lieu of the TOEFL or IELTS, you may submit the following:
  • ELS passing of Level 110 in place of the above examinations - applicants may submit an official academic record demonstrating successful completion of ELS Language Center Level 110.
If residing in the US and applicable, please submit the following:
  • a copy of the I-94;
  • a copy of the I-20 ID;
  • copy of passport expiration page;
  • copy of visa page of passport.
  • Minimum grade point average is 3.0/4.0 for freshmen and 2.0/4.0 for transfer students

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1034 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1034 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    337 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 337 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Murfreesboro

  • 1123 - 2090 USD/month
    Living Costs

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