Criminal Justice, M.A. | Rutgers University | Newark, United States
18 months
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30888 USD/year
30888 USD/year
18192 USD/year
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About

The Criminal Justice program of Rutgers University prepares students for positions of leadership and responsibility in government organizations/non-profits, dealing with issues of crime, justice and law-enforcement.

Overview

We provide advanced training in social science research and methods for students seeking to pursue academic careers. This is achieved through coursework and hands-on experience that emphasize up-to-date knowledge about contemporary policies and practices in crime and justice, and the development of skills needed for students to become more effective agents of change in their communities of practice.

The Criminal Justice program of Rutgers University requires 30 credits of coursework with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8. The 30 credits include 12 credits of core courses and 18 credits of electives. Students can customarily, complete the degree in 3 semesters if enrolled full-time (5 semesters if enrolled part- time). All requirements for the Master of Arts degree must be completed within three years of the first matriculation in the criminal justice program.

M.A. Program Learning Goals

We link our students to real-world issues and practices to promote careers of impact in a range of public and private organizations that deal with crime, justice, and their consequences.  This is achieved through a rigorous grounding in policy, theory, and analysis that involves the following competencies:

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research and Evaluation
  • Data Analysis and Management
  • Justice, Law and Policy
  • Master’s Project Seminar

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required
GMAT admission requirements GMAT
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or a comparable institution in another country.
  • Applicants must provide official undergraduate transcript, personal statement, CV/resume and three letters of recommendation.
  • Additionally, candidates must either provide results from a standardized graduate admissions test (GRE, LSAT or GMAT) or respond to the program essay question.
  • Results from a GRE, LSAT or GMAT can be optionally submitted.
  • International students: TOEFL or IELTS test scores is required if undergraduate education was completed in a non-English speaking country.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15444 USD per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    30888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15444 USD per semester during 18 months.
  • In-State

    18192 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9096 USD per semester during 18 months.

Living costs for Newark

935 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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Financing

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Funding

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