Criminal Justice M.S.
Whether you’d like to concentrate on the theoretical knowledge needed to pursue a degree beyond a master's or you are focused on getting the management skills to succeed as a decision-maker, the M.S. in Criminal Justice at Saint Joseph’s University is right for you.
In the criminal justice program, you’ll enhance your foundational knowledge, develop written and oral communications skills and expand your critical thinking, reasoning and research abilities. Our faculty are experts — criminal justice practitioners and scholars — who take an active role in mentoring their students. In the classroom, you’ll be challenged to apply ethical principles to complex social and legal issues. Outside of the classroom, you’ll have opportunities to gain professional experience through credit-bearing internships in criminal justice and behavior analysis.
The M.S in Criminal Justice offers concentration options, including:
- Behavior Analysis
- Behavior Management
- Federal Law Enforcement
- Intelligence and Crime Analysis
- Homeland Security
Start today and take classes on campus, online or both.
Applied Behavior Analysis Concentration
Add a concentration in applied behavior analysis to your degree. Learn to conduct behavioral assessments, behavioral interventions, and evaluate programs for individuals dealing with issues related to addiction, developmental disabilities, learning disorders and mental health challenges.
At a Glance
Fall, Spring, Summer
9 credits per semester
6 credits or less per semester
$887 per credit (2019-2020)
Average Class Size
Work experience in the criminal justice field is not required for most concentrations. For the Behavior Analysis concentration, 1 year of work experience in behavior analysis is required.
While most graduate students commute, we do offer on and off-campus housing options for adult and graduate students.
Jobs in Criminal Justice
Law Enforcement Officer, Criminal Investigator, Private Investigator, Customs and Border Protection Officer, Federal Agent, Police and Detectives, Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
Graduate assistantships are offered on a limited basis. Please contact the program director for availability.
SJU is a yellow ribbon school that accepts GI education benefits. Our Office of Veterans Service can help you access and understand your benefits.