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About

Offered on campus or online, the Master of Science in Criminal Justice program at Boston University is designed for those who want to enter or advance in the field of criminal justice, or who seek a deeper understanding of crime and justice for application in related fields.

Overview

Key facts

A Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Boston University’s Metropolitan College will give you a competitive edge, whether you plan to enhance your career, teach, apply to law school, or pursue a doctorate. Ever-evolving and often misunderstood, crime and justice issues are complex and important areas of public policy. In your coursework, you will analyze criminal behavior, apply principles of leadership in organizational settings, learn theories of social control, and gain an informed perspective of law enforcement, the judicial system, and corrections. Students in the Master of Science in Criminal Justice program have the option of choosing a concentration in Crime Analysis, Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity, or Strategic Management.

Students who complete the Master of Science in Criminal Justice will be able to demonstrate:

  • Advanced knowledge of and ability to evaluate criminological and criminal justice theories and their implications for public policy and practice.
  • Proficiency in research design and quantitative and qualitative analysis related to evaluation of criminal justice practices, programs, and policies, and to the etiology of crime in applied settings.
  • Competence sufficient to evaluate and resolve the ethical issues in criminal justice practice and implement, manage, and lead organizational changes to prevent or respond effectively to them.
  • An ability to synthesize, evaluate, recognize implications, and communicate effectively using scholarly sources of information connected to crime theory and policy.
  • An understanding of leadership theories and skills as they pertain to managing and leading criminal justice organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Criminology and Crime Policy
  • Criminal Justice Administration and Ethics
  • Research and Evaluation Methods
  • Applied Analytical Methods
  • Rehabilitation and Re-Integration

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 8 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

32 SCH

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required
GMAT admission requirements GMAT
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

National

  • A completed Application for Graduate Admission
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • A personal statement (short essay discussing your motivation for study)
  • A current résumé
  • Transcript(s) from each college and graduate school attended
  • A nonrefundable application fee of $85

International

  • International Student Data Form
  • Authorized financial statement from a bank (original, shown in U.S. dollars)
  • Copy of current I-20 and I-94, both sides (if applicable)
  • Letter of financial support from a sponsor (firm, government, parents, etc.)
  • Notarized English translations of all documents not in English

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    61050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 61050 USD per year during 8 months.
  • National

    61050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 61050 USD per year during 8 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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