Criminal Justice Education

The MJA Program also offers a Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Education.  The accrediting body for colleges and universities in the Southeastern United States, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), requires the following to teach in an undergraduate criminal justice program at a 2-year community college and 4-year college/university:  1) a master’s degree in criminal justice or 2) a master’s degree with 18 credit hours in criminal justice coursework.  The Certificate in Criminal Justice Education was designed to allow those holding a current master’s degree in a field other than criminal justice, to obtain the 18 credit hours necessary to teach in a criminal justice undergraduate program at the community college or university level.  To obtain a certificate, a student must complete 9 credit hours of required MJA courses and 9 hours of electives from a list of approved MJA courses for a total of 18 credit hours.  Requirements for Certificate in Criminal Justice Education can be found in the graduate catalogue.

Tuition & Fees (MJA Program)

2018-19 Academic Year

Commuter

  • Tuition $1,173.00 (Per course)
  • Fees $107.00 (Per semester)
  • Total (1 class): $1,280
  • Total (2 classes): $2,458

Residential

  • Tuition $1,173.00 (Per course)
  • Fees $107.00 (Per semester)
  • Residential Fee: $494 (per semester)
  • Total (1 class): $1,774
  • Total (2 classes): $2,947

Tuition and fees for the 2019-20 Academic Year are subject to change.

Tuition and Fees (Graduate Certificate Program)

The tuition and fees for the Certificate Program are the same as for the MJA program. Please contact the Program Coordinator for tuition and fee totals for the graduate certificate program.

Financial Aid

Once a student who requires financial aid has been accepted to the MJA program, the student should begin the process to apply for financial aid. The financial aid application to apply for financial aid at Methodist University is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be completed either by paper form or online. Completion of the FAFSA is required for consideration for federal or state financial aid at Methodist University. See the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

Program Faculty & Staff

Joe Binns

Adjunct Instructor of Justice Administration
(919) 802-3061
Mark Bowman, Associate Professor of Justice Studies

Dr. Mark Bowman

Associate Professor of Justice Studies
(910) 630-7434
Rick Brown, Adjunct Instructor of Justice Administration

Rick Brown

Adjunct Instructor of Justice Administration
Darl Champion, Professor of Justice Studies

Dr. Darl Champion

Professor of Justice Studies
(910) 630-7050
J. Thomas Edwards, Adjunct Instructor of Justice Administration

Dr. J. Thomas Edwards

Adjunct Instructor of Justice Administration
Robin Jenkins, Assistant Professor of Justice Studies

Dr. Robin Jenkins

Assistant Professor of Justice Studies
(910) 630-7650
Lisa Long, Coordinator of the MJA Program

Lisa Long

Coordinator, MJA Program
(910) 630-7268
Ralph Norton, Adjunct Instructor of Justice Administration

Ralph Norton

Adjunct Instructor of Justice Administration
(336) 964-4798
Michael Potts, Professor of Philosophy

Dr. Michael Potts

Professor of Philosophy
(910) 630-7072

Dr. Eric See

Chair, Justice Studies
(910) 630-7459
Sarah See, Instructor of Justice Studies

Sarah See

Instructor of Justice Studies
(910) 480-8458
David Wulff, Adjunct Instructor of Justice Administration

David Wulff

Adjunct Instructor of Justice Administration
(919) 368-4031

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