Criminal Justice

Master of Science (MS) in Criminal Justice

  • Convenient, fully online program
  • Criminal justice and management courses
  • Work with criminal justice agencies
  • Only graduate criminal justice program in region

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Criminal Justice at Marywood

Our online Master's in Criminal Justice combines criminal justice and management course work to prepare law enforcement professionals for administrative positions. Students have the opportunity to work with a variety of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in Scranton. Our program is the only graduate criminal justice program in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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Hannarae Lee
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Patrick Seffrin
Associate Professor of Sociology/Criminal Justice
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Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally 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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Jay Yander

Associate Director for Graduate Admissions
yander@marywood.edu
Phone: 570-348-6211 ext 2368

Office of University Admissions, Liberal Arts Center


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 569 Media and Crime 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.