Career and Academic Opportunities

Students who have completed the Master of Science in Criminal Justice have gone onto careers in court management/administration; state and federal criminal investigation; private consulting; police cybercrime; and data/research analysis. In addition to having obtained managerial, director, and/or senior-level positions in these career areas, graduates have been accepted into Ph.D. programs at larger, research-intensive universities. Students with a Bachelor’s in Human Services & Master’s in Criminal Justice can find careers as federal and state criminal investigators and agents, Correctional Officials/Wardens, Consultants, Court Advocates and Managers, and administrators in federal, nonprofit, and state agencies.

Salary and Career Information

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Admission Requirements

Double Owl Admission Requirements 
  • Admission to the Human Services Major. See our Human Services degree requirements in the KSU Undergraduate Course Catalog or on our website at
  • Have and maintain a KSU GPA of 3.25 or higher 
  • 60 hours completed toward Human Services Bachelor's Degree
  • 18 hours completed in residence at KSU
Double Counted Courses Include
  • CRJU 7706 to count for HS 3500
  • CRJU 7702 to count for Major Concentration Course
  • CRJU 7703, CRJU 7704, or CRJU 7705 to count for Major Concentration Course
Graduate Admission Requirements

Suggested Timeline

Declaration of the Human Services major can occur as soon as one is accepted to Kennesaw State University.  For advising we suggest majors apply to the Double Owl Pathway no later than the end of their sophomore year or upon completion of 45 credit hours towards the bachelor's degree.

Sample Academic Plan Apply
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Contact Information

Undergraduate Information

Undergraduate Degree
Bachelor of Science in Human Services

Department / College
Social Work and Human Services / Wellstar College of Health and Human Services
Prillaman Hall, Room 3300

Advising Contact
Dr. Jennifer Wade-Berg, Program Director

Graduate Information

Graduate Degree
Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Department / College
Sociology and Criminal Justice / College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Rm. 4069, Social Science Bldg.

Advising Contact
Dr. Christopher Totten, Graduate Program Director