Criminal Justice, M.A. | Kean University | Elizabeth, United States
24 months
21334 USD/year
21334 USD/year
16224 USD/year
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Criminal Justice from Kean University focuses on study of the various systems within the criminal justice system, the current theoretical models explaining crime and delinquency, and their practical use in addressing criminal acts and enforcement.


At Criminal Justice from Kean University our students take a variety of courses, from victimology to ethics, and use scientific inquiry to research and address the problems facing the criminal justice system.

Kean graduates have a firm grasp of police, courts and corrections in order to be productive contributors to the debate on policy and practice in law enforcement.

What You Learn

By taking the Criminal Justice program at Kean University you gain an advanced understanding of research and everyday issues related to criminal justice.

  • Explore various operations within the criminal justice system
  • Use current theoretical models to explain crime and delinquency
  • Study the American legal system, corrections and criminal law
  • Gain an understanding of the role of police in society
  • Appreciate race, class and gender issues within the system
  • You can also pursue a for-credit graduate internship in criminal justice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Crime and Delinquency
  • Statistics
  • Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • Policing in Society
  • Corrections
  • The American Legal System
  • Race, Class and Gender in the Criminal Justice System

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH



On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or foreign equivalent) from an accredited college or university
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (candidates with under a 3.0 will be considered based on the strength of the overall application)
  • Official copies of ALL post-secondary transcripts (this includes transcripts that reflect transfer credit)
  • Professional Resume or CV
  • Personal Statement
  • 2-3 Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21334 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10667 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    21334 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10667 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    16224 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8112 USD per semester during 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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