The Master of Science in Criminal Justice program is designed to prepare professionals in criminal justice to take on leadership roles. Recognizing the challenges and demands onprofessionals in dealing with a diverse society, Anna Maria’s curriculum has been designed to engage students in the exploration of the relationship between theory and practice. Our students explore the complexities of searching for answers to crime problems in an area closely tied to social, political and economic factors. Students study both ethics and theory throughout the curriculum, integrating the two as they inform policy and decision making. The Master of Science in Criminal Justice program is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education for participation in the Police Career Incentive Pay Program
Anna Maria College offers related Graduate Certificate programs applicable for a student’s track in the Master of Science in Criminal Justice:
- Advanced Graduate Study
- Forensic Criminology
- Homeland Security
- Victim Studies
Over the years, Anna Maria College’s criminal justice programs have changed with the national scene, contributing to and living within some of the highest academic standards in the field. As the field of criminal justice has grown and evolved, so have our programs, which continue to stand as a model for academic change and excellence. Collaborations and partnerships have allowed the programs to provide education and leadership beyond the traditional classroom walls. Emphasis on intellectual involvement, career preparation, social awareness, and dedication to peace and justice are cornerstones of our programs.
The faculty brings a broad spectrum of educational achievements and professional experiences to the classroom. Faculty and students come together as a community of scholars and learners to acquire knowledge in an ever-changing field and to explore the boundaries of that knowledge through research and analytical thought. Anna Maria College educated criminal justice professionals have a commitment to professionalism and excellence and are cognizant of their responsibilities to the community.
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education