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Criminology & Criminal Justice, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, CT,
The Master of Science Degree provides students with the knowledge and skills required for leadership positions in the criminal justice system and continued study at the doctoral level. The Criminal Justice Graduate Program strongly emphasizes the application of theory and research in executive decision-making, policy development and analysis, and the treatment of offenders. 

About

While all graduate students are required to complete core courses, students are allowed to select elective courses that match their individual academic and career interests.Core courses are designed to help students understand the purpose and function of criminal justice agencies organized under the rubrics of police, courts, and corrections. Students will be able to critically analyze the organizational effectiveness of criminal justice agencies and understand how society comes to define certain behaviors as criminal and how these definitions can be effected by the race, gender, and socio-economic status of the lawmaker, as well as the lawbreaker. Students will have to assess the effectiveness of criminal justice policies and programs through the application of research methods, statistics, and criminological theory and understand the root causes of crime and the effects of social, economic, political, psychological, and biological factors on crime.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • Offender Profiles
  • Delinquency and Control
  • Sexual Offending
  • Managing Criminal Justice Employees
  • Advanced Independent Reading and Research in Criminal Justice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

the department requires:

  • One undergraduate social science research methods course with a grade of “C” or better
  • One undergraduate elementary statistics course with a grade of “C” or better
  • A formal application essay that focuses on (a) academic and work history, (b) reasons for pursuing graduate studies in criminal justice, and (c) future career goals
  • Resume

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12089 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12089 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    5917 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5917 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for New Britain

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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