Criminal Justice

MS

  • Criminal justice and management
  • Work with criminal justice agencies
  • Only graduate CJ program in region

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This interdisciplinary program combines criminal justice and management course work. Students are encouraged also to select electives from such related fields as Psychology and Social Work. The program has close working relationships with federal Middle District criminal justice agencies located in Scranton. It is the only graduate criminal justice program within a 150 mile radius of Scranton. The program is designed for criminal justice administrators or those who wish to prepare for management positions in this field.

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Joseph Mecca
Lecturer in Criminal Justice and Sociology

Raymond J. Colleran
Lecturer in Criminal Justice

Joseph Donohue
Lecturer in Criminal Justice

Anthony Peter Gach
Lecturer in Criminal Justice
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Internships opportunities are available in local, state and federal agencies.

Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official, sealed transcripts
  • Two or three letters of recommendation

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Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice

36 semester hours
I. REQUIRED COURSES
21 semester hours

CJ 503 Criminal Justice Administration
3
CJ 505 Financial Management
3
CJ 507 Criminal Justice Research Methods
3
CJ 522 Criminology
3
CJ 530 Criminal Justice Policies
3
CJ 544 Staff Supervision in Criminal Justice 3
CJ 595 Thesis
3
OR    
CJ 597 Criminal Justice Management Project /Internship
3

II. ELECTIVES*
15 semester hours (choose five courses)

CJ 524 Sex, Drugs, & Crime
3
CJ 526 Race, Ethnicity, and Criminal Justice 3
CJ 528 Youthful Offenders 3
CJ 533 Crime over the Life Course 3
CJ 540 The Constitution & Criminal Justice Policy
3
CJ 560 Urban Crime Patterns
3
CJ 576 Corrections
3
CJ 578 Community Corrections 3
CJ 598 Special Topics in Criminal Justice
3

*Students may also elect up to two graduate courses in Business, Public Administration, Psychology, Counseling, and/or Social Work with the approval of their advisor.