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Master of Science in Criminal Justice / Homeland Security

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 & Crime Analysis

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

Homeland Security – The Homeland Security track goes beyond terrorism to cover all areas of citizen safety, from emergency management and natural disaster relief to border protection and counterintelligence. This track is ideal for front-line Criminal Justice professionals who want to pursue high-ranking positions at the local, state, and federal levels.

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. 

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education