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Online Master’s in Criminal Justice
The online Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) program from Saint Joseph’s University is a dynamic, top-to-bottom examination of the Criminal Justice system delivered from the perspective of industry leaders. The online MSCJ curriculum is designed to create scholar/practitioners – students who not only understand the latest research trends and administrative strategies in the Criminal Justice system, but are working Criminal Justice professionals who can put those strategies into action.
The online MSCJ from Saint Joseph’s University is administered by a team of distinguished faculty sourced directly from the Criminal Justice field. The credentialed faculty provides feedback to ensure the education you receive at Saint Joseph’s University is the latest, and most relevant and aligns with your professional goals.
In addition to a broad Criminal Justice curriculum, the online MSCJ from Saint Joseph’s University offers you a choice of career-building specializations to match your interests and career goals:
Behavior Analysis - With applications in a variety of fields, from Criminal Justice and rehabilitation to education and professional development, this specialization focuses on preparing and qualifying you to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Exam. The Behavior Analysis Specialization is ideal for educators, parole officers, criminologists, mental health experts, school resource officers and others who examine and address the underlying causes of human behavior. This specialization is also offered as a post-graduate certification. You can learn more about how this field crosses between the traditional education career and the criminal justice profession here: The Benefits of a Well Rounded Behavior Analysis Program Residing Within Criminal Justice Studies.
Federal Law Enforcement - This program provides advanced knowledge of criminal investigation and apprehension at the federal level. Specialized courses develop essential cognitive skills and methodologies, including critical thinking, analytical reasoning and legal procedures, in order to excel in careers focused on investigation, prosecution support, conviction, and criminal corrections control. There are many steps to joining the federal government. Learn more about the profession here: Qualifications to Join the FBI.
Intelligence and Crime Analysis - This program focuses on researching the contemporary functions of strategic, tactical and operational intelligence, and understanding its influence upon crime prevention policy. Students will examine how law enforcement intelligence relates to organizational relationships, planning and decision-making.
Homeland Security - The Homeland Security Specialization goes beyond terrorism to cover all areas of citizen safety, from emergency management and natural disaster relief to border protection and counterintelligence. This specialization is ideal for front-line Criminal Justice professionals who want to pursue high-ranking positions at the local, state and federal levels. This specialization is also offered as a post-graduate certification.
For any of our specializations, exceptional faculty again set Saint Joseph’s University apart. In fact, of the 10 board members who oversee the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Exam, one is an online faculty member at Saint Joseph’s University. Here you’ll learn from those who drive the industry and set the trends that the next generation of Criminal Justice leaders must embrace.
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To learn more about the online Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Saint Joseph’s University and what it can do for your career, call (866) 758-7670 to speak with an admissions representative or request more information.