The field of criminal justice is changing. Technological advancements, coupled with contemporary world events, have created an ever-increasing need for criminal justice professionals who have insight into the sociological, legal, theoretical, and practical arenas of law enforcement.
The Master of Criminal Justice program is designed for those who want to advance in the field of criminal justice, enter it, or simply gain a deeper understanding of this fascinating discipline. An MCJ degree from Boston University’s Metropolitan College will give you a competitive edge whether you plan to enhance your career, teach, apply to law school, or pursue a doctorate. Degree candidates will take courses where they will analyze criminal behavior, apply principles of leadership in organizational settings, learn theories of social control, and gain an informed perspective of law enforcement, the judicial system, and corrections. Ever evolving and often misunderstood, crime and justice are central to the moral fabric and social cohesion of society.
Taught by leading criminal justice faculty who have extensive experience and scholarship in policing, the judicial system, and corrections, the online Master of Criminal Justice will provide you with the knowledge and preparation to:
The Boston University Online Master of Criminal Justice consists of ten courses that will provide you with an in-depth examination of crime and justice, to include its theories, trends, and policies in less than two years of study. You focus on only one course at a time by taking two seven-week courses per semester. This course delivery method is designed for working professionals to make the most efficient use of their time, and to maximize the learning experience.
Students may apply to begin at any time. Please complete this form to begin the application process.