Saint Joseph's University

Master’s in Criminal Justice Curriculum

A crime analyst gives statement in courtroom.The 30-credit Criminal Justice curriculum requires degree candidates to take four required core courses; you have the option to select the remaining six courses if they do not choose a concentration.

Concentrations are offered in Behavior Analysis, Behavior Management, Federal Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, and Intelligence and Crime Analysis. This arrangement allows you to create a unique plan of graduate study that is compatible with your interests and career objectives in the field of Criminal Justice. You can select the general concentration, which allows you to cater your studies to your criminal justice career goals.

General Track: Complete the four core courses and six electives. Electives may be chosen from any of our online course offerings, excluding Behavioral Analysis courses.

Behavioral Analysis: Complete the four core courses and six concentration courses, in sequence. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) has approved courses CRJ 622 through CRJ 657 as meeting the 4th Edition Task List’s coursework requirement for taking the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Examination. Applicants will have to meet additional internship requirements independent of the online program to qualify.

Behavioral Management: Complete the four core courses, four concentration courses (CRJ 615, 617, 618, 619, or 620), and two electives. Electives may be chosen from any of our online Criminal Justice courses, excluding Behavioral Analysis courses.

Federal Law Enforcement: Complete the four core courses, two required concentration courses (CRJ 633 and 634), two specialized courses (CRJ 640 and 641), and two electives. Electives may be chosen from any of our online course offerings, excluding Behavior Analysis courses.

Homeland Security: Complete the four core courses, four concentration courses (CRJ 640, 641, 645, and 646), plus two additional electives from any of our online course offerings, excluding Behavior Analysis courses.

Intelligence and Crime Analysis: Complete the four core courses, four required concentration courses (CRJ 640, 641, 642, 643), and two electives. Electives may be chosen from any of our online course offerings, excluding Behavior Analysis courses.

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Core Courses - All Concentrations (Required)

Behavior Analysis Concentration Courses

Behavior Management Concentration Courses (Choose 4)

Federal Law Enforcement Concentration Courses

Homeland Security Concentration Courses

Intelligence and Crime Analysis Concentration Courses

Electives (Requirements vary by concentration)

NOTE: Courses are in alpha-numeric order, not necessarily the order in which they are taken, and are subject to change. Please speak with an Program Manager for a course map.

Test the Curriculum

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