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Criminal Justice - Homeland Security Track, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
, NJ,
Stockton University offers a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Program (MACJ) with a track in Homeland Security. The program is designed to offer students a broad and multidisciplinary perspective on the criminal justice system. 


The work of criminal justice practitioners is complex and requires knowledge of how and why people engage in crime as well as an understanding of the issues faced by practitioners in the criminal justice system. Students may concentrate their studies in Forensic Psychology, Homeland Security, Justice Studies, or Administration & Leadership.

Federal, state and local government agencies, as well as private firms, are involved in protecting the United States, its people, and resources from human-made or natural disaster. The curriculum for the Homeland Security Track involves an all-hazards perspective, meaning that the program involves discussion about issues regarding the prevention of and reaction to natural and human-made disasters, including terrorist attacks. The legal, moral and ethical issues pertaining to homeland security will be an important component of the curriculum, as will studies of agency participation and cooperation in planning for and responding to crisis. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  •  Advanced Issues in Criminal Justice
  •  Criminological Theory
  •  Quantitative Reasoning in Criminal Justice
  •  Graduate Research and Evaluation in Criminal Justice
  •  Criminal Justice Policy and Planning
  •  Criminal Justice Administration
  •  Terrorism
  •  Fundamentals and Theory of Emergency Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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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).

General Requirements

  • Completion of the following undergraduate courses: Introduction to Criminal Justice, Research Methods, and Statistics
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Those applying for the certificate of graduate study or a post-master's certificate do not have to submit test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    961 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 961 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    961 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 961 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    624 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 624 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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