M.A. On Campus Blended

Criminal Justice

Sacred Heart University

12 months
940 USD/credit 28200 USD/year
940 USD/credit 28200 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the Criminal Justice system as you learn to analyze, approach, and resolve key issues within society. The Master’s degree in Criminal Justice at Sacred Heart University offers a combination of online, blended/hybrid, and on-ground courses and can be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis.


In the Criminal Justice at Sacred Heart University program, you will also:

  • Engage in a comprehensive curriculum that covers victimology, criminal profiling, national security issues, interviewing and counseling, and human resource management for public and non-profit organizations
  • Study situations, programs, and policies related to criminal justice
  • Learn to clearly convey conclusions and evaluations
  • Gain the hands-on experience you need to obtain advanced professional positions
  • Study full- or part-time in online and evening courses
  • Design an area of concentration based on your interests
  • Learn from renowned faculty with diverse experience

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Design, conduct, and present an original criminal justice study.
  • Apply the principles of substantive, procedural, and evidentiary criminal law that regulate and guide the criminal justice system.
  • Assess the theories, policies, practices, processes, and reforms of the major institutions of social control.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Crime Causation and Deviance
  • Admin & Mgmt of the Cj System
  • Research Methods & Statistical Analysis
  • General Criminal Justice Concentration
  • Law, Society and Ethics
  • Admin of Corrctional Systems
  • Victimology
  • Organizational Procedures
  • Criminal Behavior &the Family

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Resume/CV
  • Essay/Personal Statement
  • One page personal statement discussing applicant's reasons for pursuing a graduate degree at Sacred Heart University. Please note, program directors do read essays carefully. Ensure essay clearly explains why your past education and experience, as well as future goals, are a good match for the selected program at Sacred Heart University. Please check for spelling and grammar errors.
  • One Letter of Recommendation
  • If the applicant has studied/worked at a US institution, a recommendation from a former teacher or manager is suggested.
  • Passport
  • Photo Page Copy
  • A signed Agent/Educational Consultant Release for Sacred Heart University is required for all applicants, even if not working with an Agent.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    28200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 940 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    28200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 940 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairfield

1736 - 2740 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.

Our partners

Criminal Justice
Sacred Heart University


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!