Criminal Justice MA
The M.A. program serves students who want to work or are currently working in the criminal justice system, as well as those who may want to go on to a Ph.D. program. The degree provides research and statistical skills that allow students to appreciate, design and evaluate effective policy and practice. Students learn about the structure of the criminal justice system and the nature of successful crime prevention programs. The School enjoys successful partnerships with the New York City Police Department, the New York State Police and the Japanese National Police. Employees of these organizations join our M.A. program every year.
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School of Criminal Justice
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The Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or other standardized test, is required for all applicants to the M.A. program except: when the applicant is a graduate of the University at Albany Criminal Justice major OR when the Graduate Admissions Committee elects to waive the requirement based on special circumstances, e.g. hardship or demonstration of significant professional accomplishments.
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