MVSU to roll out new online Criminal Justice graduate program

December 5, 2017

ITTA BENA, Miss.— Mississippi Valley State University is working towards its mission to provide educational opportunities that are affordable and accessible with the addition of a new online master’s degree program.

MVSU’s Department of Criminal Justice has announced plans to roll out a Master of Science in Criminal Justice online degree program following approval from the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning Nov. 16.

The new program, expected to become available next fall, will become the institution’s second online graduate degree program.

MVSU Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Constance Bland said the online program was designed to help the university better address the changing demographics and needs of its students.

“This degree will give a large group of our students an opportunity to enjoy the flexibility, convenience and self-pace attributes of an online program,” said Bland.  We believe the degree will help us to better serve our students and provide an additional opportunity for others to pursue a post-baccalaureate degree.”

With plans for all courses to be offered 100 percent online, the program will allow students to complete their degree without stepping foot into a classroom, said MVSU Criminal Justice Chair Dr. Emmanuel Amadi.

“This will enable the Department of Criminal Justice at MVSU to expand student access by providing alternative program delivery method to traditional classroom instruction.”

Currently one of MVSU’s largest graduate programs, the Criminal Justice graduate program prepares students for entry and supervisory level positions within the criminal justice field as well as doctoral studies.

The program is open to individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or in other academic disciplines from accredited universities.

For questions or more information regarding MVSU’s Department of Criminal Justice, contact (662) 254-3364.