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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Vivian Smith, PhD, at email@example.com. For all other students, please contact the Graduate Admissions office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610.902.8501.
- 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)