Bridgewater State University

College of Graduate Studies

Criminal Justice


Office of Graduate Admissions

Maxwell Library, 10 Shaw Road

Bridgewater, MA 02325

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S.- Criminal Justice

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice educates students about the dynamics of crime, criminal behavior, the criminal justice system, and how these complex factors interact in recursive relationships with social institutions and public realities. Students are prepared with the knowledge and skills necessary to success-fully compete in a variety of professional positions in criminal justice or in closely related fields and prepares students for doctoral programs as well. Two optional concentrations are offered. The Administration of Justice concentration focuses on the struc-ture of criminal justice agencies and their jurisdictional authority on the local, state and federal levels. It also examines issues relevant to administrators of criminal justice agencies, including organization and planning, leadership, conflict management, and problem solving. The Crime and Corrections concentration focuses on theoretical frameworks concerning criminal behavior, crime patterns and other attributes, and methods used to control and prevent crime and to punish the offender.


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Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 365 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

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