M.S.- Criminal Justice
Format: Campus, Online
Criminal Justice, M.S.
A key objective of the master of science program in criminal justice is the education of men and women planning careers in the field of criminal justice as well as the advanced training and education of those who staff the agencies and institutions of the criminal justice system. The program stresses a broad understanding of the social and behavioral sciences, the institutions of the criminal justice system, and the development of methodological tools and skills. The courses in social and behavioral sciences stress the theories of the behavior of man in a social order, and the sanctions imposed by different societies to control the social behavior of their members. Courses in criminal justice institutions stress the study of the existing system from the police through the courts, the penitentiaries, and the system of probation and parole. The methodological courses expose students to the tools of research and analysis and the contribution of systems analysis to the efficient administration of the criminal justice system.
Forensic Psychology Certificate
This concentrated program of study prepares those who will be responsible for the management and care of offenders in forensic settings. In addition, it enhances the knowledge and skills of professionals currently working in law enforcement, courts, corrections, or mental health settings and enhances the knowledge base of students in MS community psychology and criminal justice programs.
Victim Advocacy and Services Management Certificate
This certificate program is for professionals who work with crime victims. Students will develop advanced knowledge and skill in working as victim advocates and as victim services managers.
The university is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.
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Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities I
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 5,000 - 9,999