MSU Criminal Justice

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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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  • Top 10

    For the second year in a row, our online master’s program in Criminal Justice is ranked #10 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report! In 1998, the... More

  • 2019 Career Fair a Success

    The 2019 Criminal Justice Career Fair was one of our best yet with over 80 agencies looking to hire for multiple open positions in their companies and roughly 330... More

  • Dr. David Carter Interviewed For Oral History of Criminology

    Dr. David Carter has been interviewed as part of the ongoing Oral History of Criminology project. He is the 2nd professor in MSU’s history to have been interviewed. The... More

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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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