Master of Science in Criminal Justice
Roger Williams University

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Criminal Justice program is designed for students interested in careers in areas including law enforcement, counseling, and probation, or to advance into graduate study or law school.  The curriculum is interdisciplinary and includes courses in policing, corrections, and procedure along with courses in social sciences that include the theory and practice of criminal law and the moral complexity of the criminal justice system.  You will learn about the nature and causes of crime, modern administrative theory, legal issues in personnel administration, and the management of criminal justice agencies, gaining a solid foundation in modern justice system theory and practice.  You can choose either a thesis or a non-thesis track.


  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Official transcripts 
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • A letter of intent 
  • Criminal background check (BCI check) from state of residence

School Accreditation Statement

New England Commission of Higher Education