University of New Haven

Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences

Master of Science in Criminal Justice


300 Boston Post Road

West Haven, CT 06516

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Online Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Format: Online

Program Description:

The University of New Haven has been among the most respected Criminal Justice programs in the United States for more than 50 years. With a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of New Haven, you’ll hone your skills and prepare to become a leader in your profession.  U.S. News and World Report ranks our online criminal justice faculty as the best in the country.  Our faculty are experts in their fields and include former law enforcement officers, FBI agents, Secret Service agents, and more.

Our core curriculum provides a solid foundation on the causes of and societal reactions to crime, including Theories of Criminal Behavior, Research Methods in Criminal Justice, and Quantitative Applications in Criminal Justice.  Choose from three areas of focus: Crime Analysis, Police Behavioral Studies, or Leadership and Management.

All classes are 100% online and can be completed in convenient, 6 to 8-week long terms.  No GRE or GMAT is required to apply for the program and a discount is available for sworn officers.


The university is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

International Student Requirements:

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Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 824 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

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