Master of Science in Criminal Justice

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology program, offered jointly with the Department of Sociology, offers students a unique opportunity to integrate knowledge from the fields of sociology, criminology and criminal justice. The program emphasizes research methods and theoretical perspectives in criminal justice and criminology with substantive course work in international criminal justice, social control systems and criminal justice policy.

Students earning a MCJC undertake a course of study that prepares them to teach at the community college level or engage in criminal justice research in government or non-profit agencies; it also prepares them for further academic work in a doctoral degree program; or to work in the field of criminal justice as a researcher or policy analyst.

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Dr. Paul Kaplan
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