Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (CJMA)

General

Program Description

Our mission is to prepare students to be frontrunners in the field of criminal justice and public safety. Our students are guided by professors who are leaders within the field in very small class settings. This intimate and individualized setting creates an environment of collaboration, inspiration, and academic motivation.

Our mission is guided by several values:

• An environment for students to learn, enhancing critical thinking, research, analysis, and problem-solving--all skills invaluable to the field of criminal justice.

• A life of academic and professional integrity by fostering greater awareness and understanding of complex issues and problems within the field of criminal justice.

• Respect for the views of others as well as support for personal and professional views with academic research.

• An emphasis on a professional orientation, enhancing students’ practical capabilities and career paths.

Flexible, Accessible, Affordable. The CJMA program is a valuable investment in you and your career. Our curriculum, with its emphasis on applying theoretical concepts and evidence-based practices to understanding, evaluating, and addressing real-world problems, is designed for those seeking to enter or advance a career in one of the branches of the justice system or private security.

The curriculum offers the flexibility to design a personalized specialization to meet your career goals.

New Concentrations: Public Safety Leadership and Cyber Security

We offer two highly valued concentrations: Public Safety Leadership and Cyber Security to provide technical and soft skills that culminate in an applied capstone experience as a foundation for your career. Our Cyber Security curriculum will further prepare you for the (ISC)2 System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP).

The program consists of 10 courses for a total of 30 credits. Course scheduling and delivery is designed to support you – the courses are offered in an accelerated format that blends face to face meetings with online learning

Last updated Sep 2020

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Holy Family University is a fully accredited Catholic, private, co-educational university offering undergraduate, graduate, and rapid degree programs. The University’s main campus is in Northeast Phil ... Read More

Holy Family University is a fully accredited Catholic, private, co-educational university offering undergraduate, graduate, and rapid degree programs. The University’s main campus is in Northeast Philadelphia an additional location in Newtown, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1954 by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth as a private, not-for-profit, faith-inspired community, Holy Family University propels graduates to purpose-driven, values-centered lives through outstanding academic programs, flexible delivery options, manifold experiential learning opportunities, supportive career development, and deep personal connections. Read less