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Southeast Missouri State University

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 terms.

Program Highlights

  • 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 criminal justice.
  • This degree is best suited to people currently working in the criminal justice field.

Application Forms

Individuals seeking admission to the program must do so through the School of Graduate Studies at Southeast Missouri State University.

Admission Criteria

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university.
  • Have an undergraduate cumulative G.P.A. of 2.75 on the 4.0 scale, or a 3.0 or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate studies. Students may be admitted on a probationary basis.
  • Have completed 18 hours in the social sciences including an undergraduate statistics course, an introduction to criminal justice course, and a criminal law course.
  • 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 in length.

The Application for Graduate Admission may be submitted online or by mail.

Program Coordinator

Dr. Andrew Fulkerson
Email: afulkerson@semo.edu
Phone: (573) 651-2429
Fax: (573) 986-6417
Office: Brandt 329
MS 7950

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