Criminal Justice M.S.

Format Offered: On Campus or Online

A Leader in Criminal Justice Education

For over twenty years, the M.S. in Criminal Justice at Saint Joseph’s University has been at the forefront of education in intelligence-led policing and criminal justice administration. Our program allows you to create a unique plan of graduate study that is compatible with your interests and career objectives in both the public and private sectors. Whether you’d like to concentrate on the theoretical and methodological knowledge needed to pursue a degree beyond a master's or focus on obtaining the management skills necessary to succeed as a decision maker in the criminal justice field, this is the program for you.


Helping Civil Servants Afford a Graduate Degree

Criminal Justice, Public Safety, Government and related agency employees may may be eligible for a 25% tuition reduction while enrolled in our campus-based Master of Science in Criminal Justice Program. This award is open to both sworn and civilian personnel.


Quality Curriculum and Professional Training

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.


Customizable to Meet Your Career Goals

The M.S in Criminal Justice offers concentration options, including:

  • Behavior Analysis
  • Behavior Management
  • Federal Law Enforcement
  • Intelligence and Crime Analysis
  • Homeland Security


Achieve Career Advancement

Criminal justice graduates continue to effect positive change in society as rigorously educated professionals and practitioners in the field, serving as:

  • Chiefs of police
  • Intelligence officers
  • Restorative justice coordinators
  • Community managers
  • Federal law enforcement officers
  • Higher education faculty members

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