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Master of Science in Criminal Justice / Behavior Analysis

Program Details

The Online Criminal Justice Master's at Saint Joseph’s University stresses theory and research, administration, and managing effective change within the criminal justice system.  The courses built within the MSCJ curriculum were designed to shape students’ knowledge in research and the latest trends in criminal justice as well as in administrative strategies. The 30-credit Criminal Justice curriculum requires the following four core courses:

  • Research Methods and Analysis
  • Criminology Theory
  • Ethics and Criminal Justice
  • Professional Writing for Law Enforcement

With six career-focused concentrations, coursework is optimized for student’s current and future CJ specialized aspirations. The six concentrations students can select from include:

  • General
  • Behavioral Analysis
  • Behavioral Management
  • Federal Law Enforcement
  • Homeland Security
  • Intelligence and Crime Analysis

Each concentration emphasizes criminological theory and research to provide you with foundational knowledge regarding the causes of crime and factors affecting it.

Behavior Analysis - This track focuses on preparing and qualifying you to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Exam. The Behavior Analysis track is ideal for educators, parole officers, criminologists, mental health experts, school resource officers, and others who examine and address the underlying causes of human behavior. This track is also offered as a post-graduate certification.

All courses in our online Master of Science in Criminal Justice program are taught by faculty sourced directly from the Criminal Justice field. Our distinguished faulty ensure that students received the latest and most relevant MSCJ education that aligns with individual career goals. As an added bonus, three of our faculty are former or current board members who oversee the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam.

At Saint Joseph’s, you’ll learn from those who drive the industry and set the trends that the next generation of Criminal Justice leaders must embrace.


Must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.8. A year of work experience in the field is strongly recommended.

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education