Degree Programs

The Department of Criminal Justice offers the Bachelor and Master of Science in Criminal Justice. Both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered on-site and online (see A Master of Arts in Global Affairs with a track in International Crime and Justice will be available online beginning in Fall 2018. A Ph.D. in International Crime and Justice is also available to interested students, as well as joint graduate degrees in collaboration with FIU's College of Law (JD/MSCJ) and with the Department of Public Administration (MSCJ/MPA).

Our 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.

The Internship Program is available to undergraduate and graduate students, as we have internship placements in numerous local, state and federal agencies. Our Law Enforcement Apprenticeship Program (LEAP) provides certified police officers with 12 credit hours towards the completion of the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ). Apprentices are provided with on-the-job training and mentorship, while they are enrolled in the BSCJ. Apprentices leverage their advanced education and training to become more successful law enforcement professionals and future leaders in the field.