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Master of Science in Justice Studies Degree


Master of Science in Justice Studies Degree

The Masters of Science in Justice Studies is an interdisciplinary partnership between multiple departments, schools, and colleges at Missouri Southern State University designed to allow students, from all disciplinary backgrounds, the opportunity to explore and gain a deeper understanding of the multiple facets of what we call “Justice.” Students in this program will synthesize advanced scholarly knowledge from diverse yet interrelated fields, critique historical and theoretical concepts related to the understanding and application of justice, and master disciplinary and interdisciplinary skills essential to both scholarly and professional settings.   

What You’ll Learn:

  • How the concept of ‘justice’ is defined and applied in real-world settings.
  • How professionals’ work is related to the application of ‘justice’ defined in a variety of careers (politics, law, criminal justice, policing, social work).
  • How a variety of social systems work to achieve ‘justice’ or not (‘injustice’).
  • How to use data and other sources of information to make inferences and draw logical conclusions about questions focused on ‘justice’.

This Degree is Great for You if:

  • You have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university (national or regional).
  • You want to pursue a career or professional activity that requires additional training in the operation of systems related to ‘justice’ or data analytics/critical thinking/problem-solving.
  • You are a career professional who seeks additional credentialing for professional development and/or advancement.

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