About Us

The Department of Criminal Justice is a major academic unit within the School of International and Public Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences. The department's overriding mission is to be a prominent center of research, scholarship and teaching on core issues related to crime and justice. The department offers the Bachelor and Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice and a Ph.D. in International Crime and Justice. Both the BS and MS degree programs are offered on-site and fully online (http://online.fiu.edu). Joint graduate degrees in collaboration with FIU's College of Law (JD/MSCJ) and with the Department of Public Administration (MSCJ/MPA) are also available.

The combined bachelors/masters degree program is also popular among undergraduate students. This program affords qualified undergraduate students the opportunity to take up to 12 credit hours of approved graduate courses, which can then be counted as dual credit for both the undergraduate and graduate degrees in criminal justice. Internship opportunities are plentiful for undergraduate and graduate students, as we have internship placements in numerous local, state and federal agencies.

The Department of Criminal Justice is recognized both nationally and internationally as a leader in the field of criminal justice education. Through its affiliation with the Center for the Administration of Justice, the department has also been awarded over 60 million dollars in grant funding.

As you can see, we have much to offer students. If you have any questions regarding our program, please feel free to contact our staff as they will be glad to assist you.

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