Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
The Graduate Criminal Justice program provides the opportunity for students to garner the skills and knowledge needed to manage local, state and national criminal justice organizations. The program prepares professionals to ethically lead a diverse workforce within service-oriented governmental and non-profit organizations. The program provides an education at the graduate level that assists students in acquiring an understanding of theoretical and practical concepts, attaining expert knowledge of the field, as well as developing superior management skills necessary for strategic decision-making and leadership.
A unique component of the program is the inclusion of courses outside of the traditional criminal justice curriculum. By learning general business concepts such as strategic planning, organizational behavior, marketing and finance, graduates of the program will be able to successfully administer criminal justice and law enforcement agencies. Additionally, with the knowledge of multicultural theory, students will be prepared to guide a diverse work force, as well as remain competitive in the global market.
The Graduate Criminal Justice program is offered on a flexible trimester schedule (Fall / Winter / Spring), to suit the needs of working adults. Classes are offered once a week in early evening with courses available on the Jersey City campus. For students wishing to accelerate their studies, summer courses are also available.
Since 1872, Saint Peter’s College, the Jesuit College of New Jersey, has been educating students in the Jesuit tradition of "Men and Women in Service to Others." The College is committed to academic excellence, to spiritual and moral values, and to the individual personal development of its students.
Saint Peter’s College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
International Student Requirements:
In addition to the mentioned requirements for all education programs, international students must also submit: •Official TOEFL score report. Score showing a minimum of 550 on the written exam, a minimum of 213 on the computer-based exam or a minimum of 79 on the Internet-based exam will be accepted. The college code for score reporting is 2806 •Course by course evaluation reporting a 4-year bachelor’s degree (evaluations are accepted from World Education Services)
Facts & Figures
# of Credits Required: 36
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $975 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999