Criminal Justice

criminal justice

Program Overview

Marywood is the only university in the region that offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in criminal justice.

Our undergraduate program provides a solid foundation in basics of criminal justice: law enforcement, criminal law and the courts, corrections, and criminology. Minors are available in General Forensics and Forensic Accounting.

Our Master's of Criminal Justice degree combines criminal justice content with the management skills used by agency administrators.

Why Criminal Justice at Marywood?

  • Small classes and personal attention from faculty
  • Double major in criminal justice and sociology
  • Two undergraduate minors in forensics
  • Internship opportunities - federal, state and local government locations
  • A lecture/workshop series featuring speakers from major universities and criminal justice agencies
  • An excellent undergraduate Liberal Arts education
  • Optional five-year master's degree for qualified undergraduate students
  • Generous financial aid
  • Senior research projects are presented on campus and at professional criminal justice conferences

CJ - MS program flier

Graduate Pathways for Immaculata College students to Marywood's MS CJ program. 

Master of Science in Criminal Justice

  • Seniors with a 3.0 or higher GPA are eligible to apply to the MS in Criminal Justice at Marywood
  • Marywood will waive the application fee and the requirement for letters of recommendation.
  • Immaculata students will be required to complete and submit the application, current baccalaureate transcript, and essay.
  • Marywood will guarantee Immaculata students accepted into the MS in Criminal Justice a 20% tuition discount.
  • Immaculata students with a 3.5 GPA will be granted guaranteed admission to the MS in Criminal Justice program.