M.A. On Campus

Criminal Justice

Rutgers University

18 months
30144 USD/year
30144 USD/year
17736 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University prepares students for positions of leadership and responsibility in government organizations/non-profits, dealing with issues of crime, justice and law-enforcement.


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 Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program from 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


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


30 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application
  • $70 nonrefundable application fee
  • One official transcript from each post-secondary institution attended
  • Letters of recommendation, as required by the program
  • A personal statement
  • Current test results, as required by the program
  • Supporting materials, as required by the program

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30144 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15072 USD per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    30144 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15072 USD per semester during 18 months.
  • In-State

    17736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8868 USD per semester during 18 months.

Living costs for Newark

935 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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


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