12 months
1049 USD/credit 37764 USD/year
1049 USD/credit 37764 USD/year
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Roger Williams University’s interdisciplinary Criminal Justice program combines courses in policing, corrections and procedure with studies in the social sciences to introduce you to the theory and practice of criminal law and the moral complexity of the criminal justice system.   


Key Facts

Along with internships and the guidance of our faculty of experienced practitioners, you’ll be prepared for careers such as law enforcement, counseling and probation or to advance into graduate study or law school.

The Roger Williams University’s interdisciplinary Criminal Justice program permits students to explore the fields of Criminology, examining the nature and causes of crime, and Justice System Management, which focuses on modern administrative theory, legal issues in personnel administration, and the management of criminal justice agencies. Students must complete a series of core courses, which provide a solid foundation in modern justice system theory and practice. 

By the time students have completed the core requirements, they must choose one of two tracks: Thesis or Non-Thesis. This choice will impact the number of electives they take and whether they enroll to take the Comprehensive Examination or Thesis hours. Students may enroll either on a full-time or part-time basis in these degree programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Criminal Justice System Overview
  • Survey of Research Methods
  • Legal Issues in the U.S. Justice System
  • Crime and Public Policy 
  • Criminological Theory 
  • Analysis of Criminal Justice Data

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application form accompanied by the $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • Letter of Intent (two double-spaced pages maximum) describing your interest in Criminal Justice, relevant past experiences and career goals
  • Two letters of recommendation attesting to your potential to succeed in graduate school
  • If your first language is not English, an official report of TOEFL or IELTS results  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37764 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1049 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    37764 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1049 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Bristol

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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