The master of arts (M.A.) program in criminal justice promotes study for
those seeking career opportunities or advancement in justice-related
fields as well as those who seek preparation for doctoral study.
graduate program builds on the multidisciplinary strength of the
faculty. The criminal justice faculty emphasizes a comprehensive
understanding of crime and the justice system, including contemporary
issues affecting it, and the analytic skills required to conduct and to
apply research and to assess public policy. Students may also take
courses in public policy and administration, whose faculty stresses the
skills to oversee complex public agencies. Faculty members from the
Graduate School-Camden and Rutgers Law School in Camden provide the program
with a wide array of justice-related electives.
also offers a dual master of arts/master of public administration (M.A./M.P.A.) degree with the Department of Public Policy
and Administration. That program provides students with a comprehensive
criminal justice and public management education.
The M.A. program
in criminal justice and the dual M.A./M.P.A. program are open to part-time
and full-time students. Required courses are offered in the evening
hours. Some elective courses are available during the day.