Rochester Institute of Technology

College of Liberal Arts

Criminal Justice, (MS)


One Lomb Memorial Drive

Rochester, NY 14623

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Criminal Justice offers an innovative Master of Science degree that emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to urban studies which emphasizes public safety. The program emphasizes training in policy analysis and practice, particularly as it is relevant to community and urban issues.

That program builds on the foundation of locally relevant policy research by providing its students with the critical skills to carry out such work and the experience to assure success in employment or in pursuit of further graduate studies. Overall, our program reflects the strongest traditions of our academic discipline while also emphasizing the unique strengths of this department and the research related technologies of Rochester Institute of Technology.

The objective of the program is to provide students with a strong foundation in criminological and criminal justice theory and social scientific research skills, thus enabling graduates to have successful careers in the policy analysis arena or to be able to easily transfer into a criminal justice doctoral program.



International Student Requirements:

International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum scores of 570 (paper-based) or 88 (Internet-based) are required.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid Description: For graduate study, many of the 70 graduate programs offer assistantships. Additionally, more than 9,000 student jobs are available on campus each year.

# of Credits Required: 30

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Candidates may work with RIT's Financial Aid Office to determine aid eligibility and funding options.

Locale: Large Suburb

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