A national leader
Recognized as a national leader in criminal justice education, the University of New Haven offers an exciting, 36-credit master’s degree program in criminal justice. Students in the program study alongside leading professionals in law enforcement, investigation, politics, forensic science, and law. Internship and research opportunities in the program lead to fulfilling careers in government agencies, court systems, and more.
Customize your studies by selecting one of the program’s three concentration areas:
- Criminal Justice Management – Offered in conjunction with the public administration program, this concentration prepares students for successful careers in the administration and management of public safety agencies.
- Forensic Computer Investigation – Obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to address issues in computer crime, network security, and internet vulnerabilities.
- Forensic Psychology – Examine the impact of psychology on the justice system with courses in mental health law, forensic assessment, psychotherapy, abnormal psychology, and more.
What You'll Study
Basic psychological theory and specific applications in the criminal justice system will be explored. Particular emphasis is placed on mental health issues as they affect the criminal justice system.
A survey of theories relating to the scope and nature of the crime problem. Consideration of the problems of deviancy including social norms deviancy, mental disturbances, juvenile crime, and the various possible and actual responses to deviancy. Various approaches to the problem of rehabilitation.
An introduction to quantitative and qualitative methods used in criminal justice for research and policy analysis. Students will become familiar with basic types of research designs, survey research methods, evaluation methods.
An introduction to quantitative applications in the field of Criminal Justice. Basic descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include measurement scales, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, data distributions, sampling, probability, hypothesis testing, Chi Square, Z-test, T-Test, and Analysis of Variance models. Students will also be introduced to the use of SPSS for data analysis.
The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Masters of Science, or a Certificate in Criminal Justice, check out the Academic Catalog:
Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.
Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.
An advanced degree from the University of New Haven will help you take your career to the next level. Each program offers convenient scheduling, personalized attention, and state-of-the-art facilities.
The University of New Haven Graduate School is an excellent value with reasonable tuition. Of course, you will still have bills to pay and the Financial Aid office can help.