Graduate School of Arts and Science
M.S.- Criminal Justice
Specific focus of the program: Advanced degree in criminal justice theory, research, and practice.
The degree requires 21 credits in core courses, 12 credits in electives within the areas of Deviance, Criminal Justice System, and Computer Applications, and a choice of a thesis or computer-based research.
• Small size of the program enables students to develop mentored relationships with faculty.
• Faculty are seasoned professionals with many years within the justice system.
•Many students have experience in the criminal justice field.
Sample job titles of alumni:
• Law enforcement supervisors; police, correction, court probation and parole supervisors; investigators; executives.
Faculty research areas/interests:
Terrorism Security Police management Public policy, administration, and management Constitutional and criminal law Community-based Corrections
Adjunct faculty affiliations: Justice, NYS Supreme Court Westchester County Department of Corrections Westchester County Crime Laboratory Justice, New Rochelle City Court Deputy Chief States Attorney, State of Connecticut
Two hours, one evening a week
Entry terms: Fall, spring, summer
Average course load per term: 3 (three credits each)
Credits to completion: 33
Average time to complete degree: 2 years
Preferred academic preparation or background experience: BA or BS in criminal justice or a related field.
Application deadline: rolling admissions
• application for admission;
• official transcripts from all colleges attended;
• two professional letters of recommendation;
• minimum GPA 3.0 or at discretion of the director.
• Resume and interview are required if GPA is below 3.0.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999