The dual degree BA/MA program allows acceptable Rutgers undergraduate students to save time and money, over $5,000 in graduate tuition, and earn a significant competitive advantage by graduating with an advanced Rutgers degree.  As a dual degree BA/MA graduate student, you have the option of enrolling in up to three graduate courses, generally one course per semester, beginning in your junior year.   These courses count towards both undergraduate degree requirements and graduate degree requirements.  This allows you to work on your graduate degree while satisfying your undergraduate requirements.  After completing your bachelor’s degree, you only need 7 extra classes to have your Master of Arts in Criminal justice from Rutgers University, Camden.

The Master of Arts program in criminal justice provides the knowledge and skills for those seeking career opportunities or advancement in justice-related fields, as well as the necessary preparation for those seeking doctoral study.  The graduates of the MA program in criminal justice work as investigators, probation and parole agents and administrators, and law enforcement officials at the state and federal levels of government.  Graduates have also been accepted into high-ranking PhD programs, and awarded prestigious fellowships to support their doctoral training.   

Interested students should contact the Graduate Program Director, Dr. Michelle Meloy at   

Additional information about the dual degree program is available at: .