Master's in Criminal Justice

The Department of Criminal Justice at California State University, Stanislaus, is located within 90 miles of several major cities, including Sacramento, San Francisco, Fresno, Stockton, and Oakland. The Department serves over 800 students in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, and its students choose concentrations in Law Enforcement, Corrections, Juvenile Justice, Forensics, and Criminal Legal Studies.

Criminal Justice is an incredibly broad field. Accordingly, the Master’s in Criminal Justice program prepares graduates for a variety of careers and opportunities in:

  • criminal justice administration
  • higher education, including teaching and doctoral programs
  • research and policy centers
  • public institutions
  • community organizations and nonprofit agencies

Our graduate curriculum draws upon faculty expertise in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Philosophy, and Law. Our faculty are teacher/scholars whose research interests and publications investigate:

  • Mass Incarceration
  • Urban Policing and Police Practices
  • Prisoner Rights and Reentry
  • Constitutional Law and Procedure
  • Investigations
  • Offender Reintegration
  • Public Health
  • Hate Crimes
  • Immigration Control
  • Philosophy/Theory of Crime
  • Juvenile Justice (including Law and Procedure)
  • Crime Mapping
  • Forensic Science and Psychology
  • Crime in Latin America
  • Drug Policy

MA Program Info Sheet.pdf

View admissions information, program requirements, and learning outcomes. Contact Blake Randol, Ph.D., Program Director ( (209) 667- 3393 for more information.