About the Program
This unique program is a partnership between Southeast Missouri State University and
Missouri Southern State University to provide persons with a convenient and easily
accessible opportunity to complete advanced study in criminal justice. Participating
students will enroll in online classes offered by faculty from both institutions in
a fixed rotation covering six consecutive academic terms: four semesters and two summer
- All courses in the program are offered online, permitting students to complete their
studies wherever they have access to the internet.
- Fully interactive learning experiences through well-designed course web pages that
foster interaction between students and faculty.
- Courses focus on the practical application of assessing programs and policies, conducting
evaluative research and understanding complex legal issues relevant to the field of
- This degree is best suited to people currently working in the criminal justice field.
Individuals seeking admission to the program must do so through the School of Graduate Studies at Southeast Missouri State University.
- Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university.
- Have an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
- Have completed 18 total credits in the social sciences, including criminal justice,
criminology, sociology, psychology, social work, political science or relevant general
studies courses. These credits must include the following: introduction to criminal
justice (3 hours), criminal law (3 hours) and statistics (3 hours).
- Submit a letter of intent addressing preparation for graduate study, ability to succeed
at the graduate level, and professional goals and objectives. The letter should address
what the applicant expects to achieve through graduate level study in his/her intended
program of study. The letter of intent should be typed and a maximum of 750 words
The Application for Graduate Admission may be submitted online or by mail.
Dr. Andrew Fulkerson
Phone: (573) 651-2429
Fax: (573) 986-6417
Office: Brandt 329