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  • Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

    Whether you’re a first responder wishing to advance in your career or a working professional who wants to play a decisive role safeguarding your community and country, Monmouth University’s master’s degree in Criminal Justice will provide you with the expertise and insight to become a valued practitioner in this exciting, rewarding field.

    The dynamic 30-credit graduate program will give you a multidisciplinary perspective on the justice system and its institutions and processes, while helping you develop the skills needed for problem solving and policy making. You’ll take courses that hone your abilities in leadership and information technology, nurture a deeper appreciation of ethical and moral issues, and focus on social responsibility. Choose from thesis or non-thesis track options, and take electives to complement your interests and career goals.

     Within our Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, we offer an optional fully online Homeland Security track that exposes students to core homeland security competencies in areas of intelligence analysis, strategic planning and collaborative partnerships with other entities necessary for comprehensive anti-terror strategies.

  • Program in Action: Student Highlights

  • Experienced Faculty

    Our faculty includes a good mix of academic researchers as well as former practitioners. Research specialties include policing, criminology, forensic psychology, crime analysis, juvenile justice, victimology, and homeland security. Faculty also have practitioner experience in law enforcement, intelligence, criminal law, victim advocacy, and psychology.

  • Program Application Requirements

    Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MA)


    The track in Homeland Security is optional.


    To be considered for admission, students must submit an application to Monmouth University along with a $50 application fee, and provide the following:

    • Possession of a baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.5 overall GPA and a minimum 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate major.
    • Two letters of recommendation for graduate study.
    • Personal essay of 250-300 words that describes your preparation for study in the program and personal objectives for graduate study in criminal justice.
     
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