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:

UNH offers an exciting, 36-credit master’s degree program in Criminal Justice, where students study alongside leading professionals in law enforcement, investigation, politics, forensic science, and law. We have the second largest Criminal Justice faculty in the country with a broad range of specializations, supporting many specialized courses in criminal justice.

A key objective of the Online Master of Science in Criminal Justice is the education of men and women planning careers in the field of Criminal Justice as well as the advanced training and education of those who staff the agencies and institutions of the Criminal Justice system. The program stresses a broad understanding of the social and behavioral sciences, the institutions of the Criminal Justice system, and the development of methodological tools and skills.

The courses in social and behavioral sciences stress the theories of the behavior of man in a social order, and the sanctions imposed by different societies to control the social behavior of their members. Courses in Criminal Justice institutions stress the study of the existing system from the police through the courts, the penitentiaries, and the system of probation and parole.

The methodological courses expose students to the tools of research and analysis and the contribution of systems analysis to the efficient administration of the criminal justice system.


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.

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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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