Juris Master in Criminal Justice

 Earn a Juris Master Degree with a Criminal Justice Concentration


    The George Mason Antonin Scalia Law School Juris Master in Criminal Justice prepares students to build careers at the intersection of U.S. law and the U.S. criminal justice system.

    The program is ideal for candidates seeking senior careers in public service, public policy, criminal justice, and criminal justice reform.

    Quick Facts

    The 30-credit Juris Master with Criminal Justice concentration includes:


      • 15 credits required Core Curriculum
      • 15 credits specific to Criminal Justice concentration
      • Full Law School Facility Access 
      • One-on-One Career Advising

    Earn your JM degree with

    Antonin Scalia Law School

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    Antonin Scalia Law School

    The Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University has been recognized as a “top location for young attorneys in the US” and is widely celebrated for its “top-25 faculty.”  The Juris Master (JM) Degree Program offers focused and actionable career training and the professional network necessary for advancement. The classes are broken into manageable sessions and students gain full access to the law school’s extended resource portfolio.

    To learn more about other JM Degree Program concentrations, visit: jurismaster.gmu.edu

    Juris Master Criminal Justice Career Opportunities

    GMU Antonin Scalia Law School Juris Master Alumni have proudly served: 


    • The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
    • The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
    • The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
    • The Metropolitan Police Department (DCPD)
    • and more

    Industry Concentrations

    The Juris Master program helps build professional expertise by combining foundational U.S. legal training with independent specialization. The George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School offers six Juris Master concentration areas including: criminal justice, government contracts & regulations, intellectual property & technology, employment & labor relations, financial & commercial services, and national security, cybersecurity & information privacy.

    Learn more at jurismaster.gmu.edu

    Law School Resources

    Unlike remote-access programs, The Antonin Scalia Law School is committed to ensuring Juris Master students are fully included in the larger law school community. Students will have individualized academic advising sessions and access to law school spaces for studying. Students will also be invited to attend campus events, lectures, and panels, and to participate in student organizations.

    Career & Networking

    Juris Master students gain access to strategic networks through faculty and cohort connections. Career advising, guidance, and coaching are available alongside academic preparation and are designed to help advance each student’s professional career.

    Learn more about the Juris Master Criminal Justice Concentration