Contact

Gary Metts

Gary Metts

Assistant Dean/Department Chair of Criminal Justice
P843-983-4773
Egmetts@csuniv.edu

Admissions Office
Hunter Center
P843-863-7050
Eenroll@csuniv.edu

Continuing your path in criminal justice

The Master of Science in criminal justice program provides an advanced understanding of the nature, causes and consequences of crime; society’s reaction to criminal and delinquent behavior; and the three major components (law enforcement, courts and corrections) of the criminal justice system. 

Available in traditional and fully online formats, the degree poses a myriad of benefits for students. Students desiring to secure managerial, administrative and other positions of leadership can expect to receive enhanced professional and leadership development, while students interested in pursuing a terminal degree (doctor of philosophy, juris doctorate) upon graduation can expect to receive thorough training and preparation. 

This program not only maintains a low student-professor ratio but also our graduate courses are offered by practitioner-scholars in traditional, hybrid and online environments — a unique feature that makes our graduate program as accessible as possible to both full-time professionals and young adults who have recently finished their undergraduate degrees.

TUITION DISCOUNT:
All active and retired First Responders/Public Safety personnel (Certified/Sworn Local, State and Federal Officers) enrolling in an online degree program at Charleston Southern University are eligible for a 20% First Responders/Public Safety Tuition Discount. Click here to complete the form.

Accreditation:

Charleston Southern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Your next step to
becoming a student
at Charleston
Southern

Application Requirements

  • Graduate Application 
  • Career and Professional Goals Statement (300-500 word essay outlining academic and career goals)
  • Official transcripts from ALL institutions attended
  • Resume 
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE or MAT scores (an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 may be substituted)

In the Criminal Justice program, you’ll take courses like…

  • Legal Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Theories of Criminal Behavior
  • Ethics
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Human Trafficking
  • Forensic Science

Program Director

Gary Metts

Gary Metts

Assistant Dean/Department Chair of Criminal Justice
P843-983-4773
Egmetts@csuniv.edu

Facilities

Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership includes classrooms and conference space, including the Drew Conference Center, which accommodates 200.