USI Board approves Master of Arts in Criminal Justice degree

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USI University of Southern Indiana

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The USI Trustees approved a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ) degree program to be offered starting in 2020.

It will be offered through the College of Liberal Arts, but first, it needs to be approved by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.

“We are very excited the Board of Trustees has approved this new opportunity to pursue a graduate degree in criminal justice,” said Dr. James Beeby, dean of the College of Liberal Arts. “As the need for trained law enforcement officers continues to increase, this program, taught by exceptional and highly credentialed faculty, will provide a flexible path to a master’s degree for all learners interested in entering and advancing in the criminal justice system.”

The program will be offered online and will require 36 hours for completion.

Classes will be eight weeks in length, with six terms offered per year, and rolling admission to allow students to begin any time.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development predict employment growth both nationally and within the state for police, detectives, probation and parole officers, private detectives, and private investigators.

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(This story was originally published on November 7, 2019)

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