Criminal Justice, M.Sc. | Rochester Institute of Technology | Rochester, United States
12 months
54176 USD/year
54176 USD/year
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In this Criminal Justice program of Rochester Institute of Technology you'll develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills as you engage in applied research that contributes to the creation and dissemination of criminal justice knowledge and policy analysis.


The Criminal Justice program of Rochester Institute of Technology emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to urban studies with a focus on public safety. The program stresses training in policy analysis and practice, particularly as it is relevant to community and urban issues.

The program builds on a foundation of locally relevant policy research by providing you with the critical skills to carry out such work and the experience to assure success in employment or in pursuit of further graduate studies. The program provides you with a strong foundation in criminological, criminal justice theory, and social scientific research skills, enabling you to have a successful career in the policy analysis arena or to be prepared to pursue advanced study beyond the master's degree.

Recent graduates have entered careers in prosecutorial investigation, criminal justice program evaluation, and crime analysis. Many have also pursued doctoral degrees.

Students applying to the program should have a strong undergraduate foundation in criminology and research methods. Students that do not possess these skills may be required to complete additional undergraduate course work (e.g., Criminology, Theories of Crime, and Research Methods) or demonstrate equivalent skills for completion of the degree.

Typical Job Titles

  • Police Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Crime Analyst
  • Border Patrol Officer
  • Correction Officer and Counselor
  • US Postal Inspector
  • US Marshal
  • Legal Assistant

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pro-Seminar In Criminal Justice Theory
  • Statistics
  • Pro-Seminar in Research Methods
  • Advanced Criminology
  • Crime, Justice, and Community
  • Interventions and Change in Criminal Justice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete an online graduate application. Refer to Graduate Admission Deadlines and Requirements for information on application deadlines, entry terms, and more.
  • Submit copies of official transcript(s) (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work, including any transfer credit earned.
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree (or US equivalent) from an accredited university or college.
  • Recommended minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent).
  • Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Two letters of recommendation are required. Refer to Application Instructions and Requirements for additional information.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Rochester

925 - 1350 USD /month
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