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Criminal Justice

University at Albany

M.A.
12 months
Duration
23100 USD/year
23100 USD/year
11310 USD/year
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About

Gain an advanced understanding of the criminal justice system and criminology. Whether you want to further your role in law enforcement or become active in public policy, you will acquire the knowledge for a successful career in areas like policing, law, crime analysis, and research with the Criminal Justice program of University at Albany.

Overview

Build connections and put your knowledge to practice through internships at national, state, and local agencies. Tailor your studies to match your career goals through a general track or select a concentration.

Program of Study

Through the diverse course offerings of the Criminal Justice program of University at Albany you will learn about the structure of criminal justice systems, theories of crime, and evaluation of effective policy and practice using enhanced research and statistical skills.

You will have the option to pursue a general track or focus your studies with a concentration in:

  • Information Technology 
  • Crime Causation, Prevention, and Intervention
  • Justice Systems 
  • Problem Solving and Analysis

Career Paths

Take advantage of UAlbany’s partnerships with local, state, and federal agencies and non-profit organizations for research, internship, and networking opportunities.

Pursue a diverse number of career paths including:

  • Crime analyst
  • Policy analyst
  • Police officer
  • State trooper
  • Crime victim specialist
  • Special agent
  • Community/outreach organizer
  • Residential/case manager
  • Community support director

Other graduates choose to advance their understanding of the field of criminal justice by applying for doctoral and law programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Theories of Crime
  • Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice
  • Applied Statistics
  • Crime Causation, Prevention, and Intervention
  • Justice Systems
  • Problem Solving and Analysis

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

33 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts of all schools attended
  • 3 recommendations
  • GRE scores
  • Statement of goals

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11550 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11550 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    11310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5655 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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