The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice is designed to meet the needs of both working professionals and traditional students. Students may enroll full- or part-time, with classes that are taught primarily on weekday evenings at the Camden campus.



The MA in Criminal Justice requires 30 credits of coursework. The 30 credits include:

  • Core Courses – 9 credits
  • Criminal Justice Electives – 12 credits minimum
  • Other Electives – up to 9 elective credits from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Law School, or others as approved by the graduate director. (Note: students are not required to take courses outside of our department.)

Students must also write and successfully defend a thesis or pass comprehensive examinations in criminal justice policy analysis, research methods, and data analysis.