MA Program Overview

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.

Students in the M.A. program may complete a formal concentration in criminal justice information technology through courses focused on the collection, protection, storage, manipulation, interpretation, and communication of data. They also have the option to pursue a joint M.A./M.S.W. degree or a degree with a concentration in public administration.

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.