Criminal Justice

Degrees Offered: M.S. and Ph.D.

Program Information: N.C. A&T’s Criminal Justice master’s and doctoral programs are designed to provide high-quality graduate education and training in criminal justice with four areas of specialization: investigative science, digital forensics, research methodology and social justice. These programs emphasize an interdisciplinary approach to academics, research, professional development and leadership. The curriculum and training builds upon the department's partnership with local and regional law enforcement agencies.

Career Opportunities: North Carolina ranks in the top five for states with the highest employment level for criminal justice educators and with the highest concentration of criminal justice-related jobs in the nation, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics. In North Carolina alone, nearly 11,000 jobs were posted from January to June 2023 for those seeking careers in criminal justice who had earned a master’s degree or higher.



Contact Information

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Department Chair and Program Coordinator: Carla Denise Coates
Phone: (336) 285-2046

Department Website