Criminal Justice M.S. At a Glance


18-24 months

Start Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer


On-Campus, Online

Credits & Concentrations

General track (no concentration): 30 credits

Behavior Analysis: 30 credits

Behavior Management: 30 credits

Federal Law Enforcement: 30 credits

Homeland Security: 30 credits

Intelligence and Crime Analysis: 30 credits


9 credits per semester


6 credits or less per semester



Average Class Size

20 students

Average Work-Experience

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 of our graduate students commute, there are resources available for those interested in living on-campus or in near-by off-campus housing. For more information, please visit the Office of Adult Student Life.

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

Graduate assistantships are offered on a limited basis. Please contact the program director for availability.

Support for Veteran Students

SJU is a yellow ribbon school that accepts GI education benefits. Our Office of Veterans Service can help you access and understand the benefits available to you and will support you during your educational career at SJU.

Adult Student Life

SJU’s Office of Adult Student Life provides programming, advocacy and support services for graduate students.