Master of Criminal Justice
Our new and improved MCJ program offers flexibility for students to carve their own path, offering many new course options, enhanced opportunities for engagement with faculty and research, and empowers students to develop skills knowledge and skills necessary to emerge as future leaders in fields of criminal justice, homeland security, and emergency management.
About the Program
Learn from nationally recognized experts actively engaged in research on topics of crime and justice policy, criminology, international crime, racial disparities, restorative justice, among many other topics. Through coursework, collaboration with faculty, and peer interactions, the MCJ programs prepares students to:
- Think critically about the factors that shape criminal justice policies and the criminal justice system
- Apply scholarly research to current issues and problems in the criminal justice system and related fields
- Analyze trends and patterns in crime and criminal justice, emergency management, and homeland security topics
- Communicate effectively in both written and verbal forms
- Consider ethical concerns related to criminal justice, emergency management, and homeland security issues.
Mission of the program
Promote evidence-based policy and practice. Prepare future leaders in the fields of criminal justice, emergency management, and homeland security by conducting relevant, innovative research and offering cutting-edge classes.