The Online Criminal Justice Master's at Saint Joseph’s University stresses theory and research, administration, and managing effective change within the criminal justice system. The courses built within the MSCJ curriculum were designed to shape students’ knowledge in research and the latest trends in criminal justice as well as in administrative strategies. The 30-credit Criminal Justice curriculum requires the following four core courses:
- Research Methods and Analysis
- Criminology Theory
- Ethics and Criminal Justice
- Professional Writing for Law Enforcement
With six career-focused concentrations, coursework is optimized for student’s current and future CJ specialized aspirations. The six concentrations students can select from include:
- Behavioral Analysis
- Behavioral Management
- Federal Law Enforcement
- Homeland Security
Online MS in Criminal Justice - Behavior Analysis Concentration
The online master’s degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Behavior Analysis serves those who provide a variety of behavior management services, including individuals trained as behavior specialists, mobile therapists, educational consultants, speech-language pathologists, school counselors, social worker, criminal justice professionals, and human service professionals. Behavior Analysis is recognized as "best practices" in the field of autism, behavioral health, addiction, and corrections. Students will develop the skills to transfer basic principles of behavior analysis into effective comprehensive functional behavioral assessments, behavioral interventions, and program evaluation. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) has approved Saint Joseph's University courses SOC 4605 through SOC 4645 as meeting the coursework requirement for taking the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Examination. This progressive and important degree program focuses on developing new and innovative investigative approaches and techniques to the solution of crime by studying the offender and his/her behavior and motivation. It is designed to meet curriculum requirements for the Behavior Analysis Board. The Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) is an internationally recognized certification.
Online MS in Criminal Justice - Federal Law Enforcement Concentration
The MS in Criminal Justice with a Federal Law Enforcement Concentration provides advanced knowledge of criminal investigation, criminology, and apprehension at the federal level. This program from Saint Joseph’s University will prepare you to lead in this rapidly growing and coveted field of security and investigation, allowing you to differentiate yourself as an authority among your peers. While the nature of the concentrations vary, professionals in this field use cognitive skills and methodologies, interpersonal and communication abilities, management techniques and strategic planning to solve crime.
Online MS in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security Concentration
In the wake of 9/11, the U.S. Administration published the National Strategy for Homeland Security in order to keep the nation safe, free, and prosperous in the face of the threat of transnational terrorism. This strategy is officially defined as "a concerted national effort to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism, and minimize the damage and recover from attacks that do occur". It respects the principle of federalism and other constitutional imperatives; fosters a notion of shared responsibility between all levels of government, the private sector, and individual citizens; recognizes the necessity of cooperating with friends and allies around the world; and calls for new, enduring programs to effectively combat terrorism. The online Master’s degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security prepares graduates to respond effectively to threats against our Nation, our citizens, and our resources from terrorism and natural catastrophic events. The faculty brings years of experience to the graduate learning process in a way that provides a real world, practical education.
Online MS in Criminal Justice - Intelligence & Crime Analysis
Turn information into actionable crime prevention. This concentration is available through the Online MS in Criminal Justice graduate program and 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. Graduates will finish the program skilled in collecting raw data, conducting statistical tests and hypotheses, and converting results into well-communicated, written reports and charts of valid criminal intelligence information.
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Last updated May 12, 2017