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  School of Criminal Justice 2021-2023 Master of Arts Program  

Master of Arts Program
The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice prepares students for positions of leadership and responsibility in government organizations/non-profits, dealing with issues of crime, justice and law-enforcement. We also provide advanced training in social science research and methods for students seeking to pursue academic careers. This is achieved through coursework and hands-on experience that emphasize up-to-date knowledge about contemporary policies and practices in crime and justice, and the development of skills needed for students to become more effective agents of change in their communities of practice.

The Master of Arts program requires 30 credits of coursework with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8. The 30 credits include 12 credits of core courses and 18 credits of electives. Students can customarily complete the degree in 3 semesters if enrolled full-time (5 semesters if enrolled part-time). All requirements for the Master of Arts degree must be completed within three years of the first matriculation in the criminal justice program.

For more information on the M.A. program requirements, please refer to the online Criminal Justice M.A. Student Program Handbook at

*Degree requirements are subject to change or modification by the faculty of the School of Criminal Justice.
For additional information, contact RU-info at 848-445-info (4636) or
Comments and corrections to: One Stop Student Services Center.

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