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Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice 

This graduate program is offered as either a full-time or part-time graduate program for qualified Cabrini undergraduates or alumni. It is not offered as a standalone master's program for those who have not graduated from or who do not currently attend Cabrini. 

Current undergraduate students start their graduate-level work during senior year of undergraduate study and then continue into one year of full-time graduate studies at Cabrini.  

Qualified alumni from Cabrini’s criminology, psychology and sociology majors are eligible for this professional master’s program on a part-time basis.  The program delivery is ideal for working professionals with online and evening classes that can be completed on a part-time basis.  

The program is designed to develop advanced knowledge and skills to pursue careers in the criminal justice field or to pursue doctoral degrees in related fields. 

If you’re a current Cabrini student interested in this program, please contact Katie Farina, PhD, at kaf355@cabrini.edu or Vivian Smith, PhD, at vcsmith@cabrini.edu. For all other students, please contact the Graduate Admissions office at graduate@cabrini.edu or 610.902.8501. 

Program Highlights:

  • Flexible delivery with evening and online classes to meet the needs of working professionals
  • 30 credits, or 10 three-credit courses
  • Small class sizes

Core Courses (12 credits)

In addition to the courses listed below, students will need to pass a comprehensive exam at the end of the core curriculum.

  • Graduate Seminar in Criminology
  • Applied Statistical Analysis
  • Public Policy in the Criminal Justice System
  • Advanced Research Methods

Elective Courses (select 6 from the below)

  • Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
  • Crime Mapping and Prevention with Geographical     
  • Information Systems (GIS)
  • Contemporary Issues in Law Enforcement
  • Perspectives on Youth and Crime
  • Seminar in Criminal Law and Society
  • Leadership and Management*
  • Ethical Issues in the Practice of Criminal Justice
  • Race, Crime and Citizenship in American Society
  • Evidence-Based Crime Prevention
  • Thesis (Optional)

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