Criminal Justice

Master of Science

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice is uniquely professionally focused. You’ll learn from the second largest criminal justice faculty in the country and collaborate with professors who use their broad range of expertise to create specialized courses that prepare you to excel in the field.

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.
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