Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MS)
After completing the Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ), students will be able to demonstrate:
- Comprehension of criminological theory, its relationship to criminal justice practices, and its ties to social, political, and economic factors
- Proficiency in research design, both quantitative and qualitative, as well as, the ability to use research design to evaluate criminal justice policies and programs
- Comprehension of ethical theories and their application to criminal justice practices, policies, programs and research, as well as, the ability to evaluate and resolve ethical issues in the field of criminal justice.
- The ability to synthesize scholarly sources to evaluate criminal justice programs and policies, recognize policy and program implications, and guide policy and program decisions.
- An understanding of leadership theories and their role in managing and leading criminal justice agencies.
- Critical thinking and problem solving skills to address contemporary problems in criminal justice using innovative, ethical, and evidence based solutions.
Learning Format: online
Term Length: 8-weeks
Typical Time to Completion*: 5 terms; 10 months
The Detective Mario Oliveira Scholarship
This scholarship has been created to honor his legacy and encourage the same valiant spirit to those serving in the field and pursuing graduate level education in Criminal Justice.
*Based on continuous enrollment. Time to completion may be shorter based on eligible transfer credit or longer if course enrollment varies.