The graduate program in criminal justice offers a Master of Arts degree that draws on criminal justice, public administration, and other disciplines including law, history, liberal studies, and social work. It is designed for those seeking career opportunities or advancement in criminal justice fields as well as for those interested in research or study beyond the M.A. level.

We expect graduates of this program to:

  1. Acquire an understanding of the methods and statistical techniques of social science research, and to be able to apply these skills in the context of public policy and criminal justice.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of public policy and be able to apply principles to the development, monitoring, and evaluation of criminal justice policies.
  3. Possess a broad range of knowledge about public policy and criminal justice and be able to apply this knowledge, humanely and competently, in criminal justice agencies or other contexts.