Graduate Criminal Justice

You've made the decision to earn your Master's degree in criminal justice. Let's examine the evidence. You want a challenging, comprehensive program staffed by true leaders in the field. Then, you want the criminal justice Master's program at Molloy College.

It's an exciting time to be pursuing a graduate degree in criminal justice and Molloy College is the place for you. Since 9/11, the demand for criminal justice majors, who have an understanding of the criminal system and the minds of criminals, is enormous. Earning your graduate degree will not only help advance your current career and enable entry into higher level positions, but for many criminal justice agencies an advanced degree is sometimes a requirement. As a graduate of the Molloy Criminal Justice M.S. program, you will not only qualify for higher-level positions, you will stand out as a leader and future expert in your chosen specialty. Your Master's in criminal justice from Molloy College will also pave the way for you to pursue your Ph.D.

Courses at Molloy College are based on criteria set by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences - one of the main institutions that oversee the discipline of criminal justice. Courses fit into one of six content areas: administration of justice, corrections, criminological theory, law adjudication, law enforcement and research and analytical methods. As a criminal justice graduate student, you will receive a broad education that will enrich your understanding of this in-demand academic discipline.

There is a 15-credit core requirement that includes: Modern American Justice; Constitutional and Legal Issues; Research Methods in Criminal Justice; Ethics and Morality in Criminal Justice; and a Master's seminar. You will also choose among the many elective classes depending on your personal interests. No doubt, upon completion, you will have a strong foundation on which to build a rewarding career.

At Molloy College, we've got a partner waiting for you. You will be assigned a personal advisor who will help guide you through the program and tailor it to meet your needs. For your benefit, class sizes are small, too, allowing you to interact with your professors on an individual, or small group basis. Another plus? At Molloy College, criminal justice professors are able to write personalized letters of recommendation with specific facts about you - because they know you.

Molloy College Criminal Justice professors have vast experience working with criminal justice agencies. They know how those real-world agencies operate. The best part? They bring their experience directly to you. To supplement the classroom experience, or for those not working in the field, we offer an advanced Internship program. This is a field placement that helps you experience what you have learned in a real world setting. Just submit a request, and you will be assigned an internship that directly relates to the specific area of criminal justice you are interested in, such as: district attorney's offices, police department, federal law enforcement agencies, local courts...the list goes on.

Molloy College has a Chapter of the National Criminal Justice Honor Society Alpha Phi Sigma - Zeta Lambda Chapter. They also publish a newsletter which lists employment opportunities, upcoming professional meetings, as well as any other information, of interest to those students looking to grow professionally, or enter academia.

Go ahead. Start something. Earn your Master's degree in criminal justice from Molloy College and help shape your future and America's response to crime.