Division of Criminal Justice
Graduate Program in Criminal Justice
M.S. Criminal Justice
You’ve made the decision to earn your master’s degree in Criminal Justice. Let’s examine the evidence. You want a challenging, comprehensive program staffed by true leaders in the field. Then, you want the Criminal Justice Master’s program at Molloy College.
It’s an exciting time to be pursuing a graduate degree in Criminal Justice and Molloy College is the place for you. Since 9/11, the demand for Criminal Justice majors, who have an understanding of the criminal system and the minds of criminals, is enormous. Earning your graduate degree will not only help advance your current career and enable entry into higher level positions, but for many criminal justice agencies an advanced degree is sometimes a requirement. As a graduate of the Molloy Criminal Justice M.S. program, you will not only qualify for higher-level positions, you will stand out as a leader and future expert in your chosen specialty. Your masters in Criminal Justice from Molloy College will also pave the way for you to pursue your Ph.D.
Courses at Molloy College are based on criteria set by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences - one of the main institutions that oversee the discipline of criminal justice. Courses fit into one of six content areas: administration of justice, corrections, criminological theory, law adjudication, law enforcement and research and analytical methods. As a Criminal Justice graduate student, you will receive a broad education that will enrich your understanding of this in-demand academic discipline.
There is a 15-credit core requirement that includes: Modern American Justice; Constitutional and Legal Issues; Research Methods in Criminal Justice; Ethics and Morality in Criminal Justice; and a Master’s Seminar. You will also choose among the many elective classes depending on your personal interests. No doubt, upon completion, you will have a strong foundation on which to build a rewarding career.
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Classification: Master's College or University II
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