MSU Criminal Justice

College of Social Sciences



The School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University combines a legacy of leadership in criminal justice with cutting-edge research and education programs addressing the most pressing problems facing society. Whether you are a current or prospective student, a potential research collaborator, a proud alum, or a professional seeking to address a real-world problem, we invite you to learn more about these exciting research, education, and engagement activities.

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  • Deck The Baker Halls

    To celebrate the Holiday season, and in the spirit of friendly competition, the School of Criminal Justice held its first Holiday Door Decorating Contest. In total, eighteen doors were... More

  • CJ Students Step Up and Give Back

    On December 1st, a group of Criminal Justice students woke up early to volunteer with Shop with a Cop. The event was coordinated through the Michigan State University American... More

  • Dr. Morash Wins DPCC Award

      Congratulations to Professor Merry Morash, recipient of the ASC Division on People of Color and Crime Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes an individual who has a record... More

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Upcoming Events

  • School of Staff and Command

    January 28, 2019, 8:00 a.m.

    January 28 – June 14, 2019 This Michigan focused 400-hour problem-based course is learner driven through utilization of relevant,... More

  • Undercover Cybercrime Course

    January 28, 2019, 8:00 a.m.

    The ONLINE Undercover Cybercrime Course is an interactive 16-hour online course that will be delivered over a three-week period... More

  • MSU Criminal Justice Career Fair

    February 12, 2019, 5:00 p.m.

    The School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University hosts an annual career fair that focuses on the ever-expanding... More

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Faculty Profile

Phillip Schertzing

Dr. Schertzing is what some would call a Renaissance Man; earning multiple degrees, a career spanning 41 years, an avid historian, volunteer, and world traveler.

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