Schools Offering Master’s Degree Programs in Criminal Justice
Students enrolled in criminal justice, and criminology degree programs are trained to seek careers in nonprofit and advocacy organizations, governmental criminal justice agencies, social welfare systems, court systems, and public policy consulting firms. Florida State University (FSU) and University at Albany, State University of New York, both public research universities, offer best-rated master’s programs in criminal justice. In this article, we take a look at some top criminal justice master’s programs in the United States:
University at Albany, State University of New York
In 2014, the U.S. News and World Report ranked The University at Albany’s School of Criminal Justice second on its list of best graduate schools for criminology. A 30-credit Master of Arts (M.A.) program is offered at the school with a choice of specialization in criminal justice technology. The school collaborates with the School of Social Welfare to facilitate participation by students in a 70-credit dual degree program that leads to a Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) and an MA in Criminal Justice.
Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL
In 2010, the U.S. News and World Report ranked Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL 102nd on its list of best universities in the nation. FSU – a public research university within the State University System of Florida – attracts students from over 120 countries and 50 states. In 2014, FSU was also ranked by the magazine in seventh place on its list of the best U.S. graduate criminology programs.
The College of Criminology and Criminal Justice offers programs leading to a Master of Science (M.S.) or a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Criminology. Students enrolled in either program have to complete 30-33 credits and enjoy an option of completing an area research paper or a thesis. Coursework includes classes in statistics, criminological studies, and research methods. Two joint degree programs are available at the school; these include a joint program in criminology and social work and a joint program in criminology and public administration.
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