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UNH to Offer Online Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice

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5/9/2012 9:00 PM

May 9, 2012

Henry C. Lee Institute Henry C. Lee Institute

WEST HAVEN, CONN. -- The University of New Haven will begin offering an online master’s degree in criminal justice this fall.

The new on-line program will provide students with the convenience of studying online while providing the quality and in-depth course work of the traditional criminal justice master’s degree program for which UNH is known.

“The online master’s degree will offer students a way to advance their career objectives without interrupting their lives to attend school full time,” says Marsha Ham, associate vice president and dean of University College at UNH. “The online program will provide students with the same quality and highly trained faculty they would encounter if they enrolled in the traditional master’s degree coursework.”

The program is part of UNH’s Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences. UNH has been providing education in criminal justice for more than 50 years and has earned a national reputation as one of the best and most comprehensive providers of graduate education in criminal justice.

As with the traditional program, the online program integrates theory and practice to provide students with a more holistic understanding of the profession. The degree consists of 36 credits of coursework plus a capstone experience and can be completed in as little as two years without ever coming to campus.

As part of their degree, students in the program also can earn certificates in criminal justice management, forensic computer investigation, or victim advocacy and services management.

In addition to their academic credentials, faculty in the criminal justice program have extensive experience working as law enforcement officers, FBI agents, Secret Service agents, police chiefs, crime scene investigators, defense attorneys and forensic psychologists.

For more information about the program or to apply online, visit

The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. UNH enrolls approximately 6,400 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and University College, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.