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Florida Graduate Criminal Justice Schools with Master's and PhD Degree Programs

Florida Graduate Criminal Justice Schools with Master's and PhD Degree Programs

Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice

This school is considered to be one of the best criminal justice schools by magazines such as The Journal of Criminal Justice Education. The school's focus is on research and scholarship. The school's faculty is made up of experienced professionals and scholars who understand their specialties from firsthand experience perspectives, as well as from exhaustive research. The college offers a number of undergraduate and graduate concentrations for students to explore. Students work closely with faculty to complete independent projects. Students are also given opportunities to take on internships, which prepare them for the real-world criminal professions of their futures.

Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice:

This program begins with a core education in key issues in criminology and criminal justice. Students explore key issues in the court system, police procedure, correctional facilities, law, and public policy. Faculty is dedicated to training students to research and analyze data and empirical evidence. Students move on to pursue independent study project completion. They work closely with faculty advisors who guide them and make suggestions regarding method and content. Students may also engage in internships relevant to their concentrations. They may work for a number of state or federal government agencies, as well as private industries.

PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice:

This program is for students who have already earned a master degree in the field. This program continues with a move specialized and advanced study of key issues in the field. Students choose areas of individual specialty and work closely with faculty members to complete PhD dissertations. Student who complete this program go on to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level. They may also work in high level government organizations and agencies, where they write policy and reshape the criminal justice system.

Contact Information:

Address: 634 W. Call Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1127

Phone Number: (850) 644-4050

Florida International University Department of Criminal Justice

This school is internationally known for its highly competitive criminal justice department. The school offers a wide array of concentrations and courses for undergraduate and graduate degree students. The school offers master degrees and certain PhD degrees in the field. Students work closely with experienced faculty and have opportunities to engage in career-defining internships.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice:

This degree begins with courses that cover key concepts in the field. Students learn about court systems, correctional faculties, law, and public policy. Students are trained to research and analyze data and evidence. The core of the education is in research and scholarship, though practical application through experience and internships is highly encouraged.

Contact Information:

Address: Florida International University, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, 11200 SW 8th, Street, PCA-257, Miami, Florida 33199

Phone Number: (305) 348-5890

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