Graduate Programs

Radford University offers students the opportunity to complete a Master of Arts or Master of Science degree in criminal justice. The graduate program in criminal justice allows students to prepare for management and other careers in criminal justice and related fields. The program is designed both to enhance students' existing capabilities and to develop unique competencies and skills for future academic and career goals.

Learn more about the mission, goals and learning outcomes (PDF) for the graduate programs in criminal justice.

Click here to access resources for current graduate students, including the Graduate Handbook, sample comprehensive examination questions, program of study forms, course descriptions, and more.

For further information about graduate programs, contact Dr. Nicole Hendrix, the Criminal Justice Department's Graduate Coordinator (pnhendrix@radford.edu). You may also obtain information by contacting the College of Graduate Studies and Research. Applications for graduate admission are also available online.

Criminal Justice Graduate Degree available online.

The Department of Criminal Justice offers Master of Arts and Master of Sciences degrees in Criminal Justice in a completely online format.  Admission and completion criteria for the degrees is the same as the on campus M.A. and M.S. degrees and are taught by the same faculty, but allow students to complete their degree without attending class on campus.  This option is geared to working professionals wishing to obtain a graduate degree part time while continuing to work.  Students who complete two classes during fall, spring, and summer semesters will earn their degree in two years.

For further information about graduate programs, contact Dr. Nicole Hendrix, the Criminal Justice Department's Graduate Coordinator (pnhendrix@radford.edu).

Other Graduate Offerings

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Crime Analysis

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Crime Analysis provides a 15-hour program of graduate coursework focused on issues pertinent to the study and practice of crime analysis.