The Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) program is a comprehensive multidisciplinary degree designed for criminal justice and social service professionals who: Need additional knowledge and skills to advance to a higher-level position in their profession Desire to teach at a community college or university Seek an advanced degree as a prerequisite for entry into the criminal justice field The program offers three areas of emphasis: Criminal Justice Management - for students seeking promotion to supervisory or administrative positions. Criminal Justice Theory - for students who want to continue graduate education in a PhD program, teach at a two-year college, or embark on a career in government research. Victim and Offender Services - for students interested in working with crime victims, juveniles, probation and parole clients, or providing services in institutional or community-based settings. To provide maximum flexibility while maintaining academic rigor, no campus visits, colloquia, or on-campus residencies are required, and you can log in to view course lectures and materials at times that are convenient for you. The program's curriculum is reviewed annually by the Criminal Justice Department Advisory Board, who makes recommendations for new course developments to meet the challenging demands of the field. The board is comprised of faculty and supervisors employed with federal, state, and local law enforcement and corrections agencies, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Wisconsin Department of Justice Training and Standards Bureau; and municipal police departments. One of the major requirements for the degree is the successful completion of the Seminar Research Paper or Thesis Research as a capstone to your educational experience and a bridge to your future in the criminal justice field.