Degree Details

Master of Science (M.S.) in Criminal Justice (33 credits)

The criminal justice Master of Science degree will be awarded to students who complete the 33-credit requirement. The program contains a 15-credit core, which is required of all students. Students will complete the degree requirement by selecting from elective courses which include:

The Criminal Justice M.S. is a blended program which combines traditional face-to-face, on-campus courses with hybrid courses. Hybrid courses combine face-to-face class meetings with online learning. About 21 - 24 credits are delivered in hybrid format and 9 to 12 credits are delivered traditionally, in a face-to-face, classroom setting.

For the dedicated, full-time student, the Criminal Justice M.S. graduate program may be completed in as little as 12 months. Take 15 credits in the fall, 15 credits in the spring and 3 credits during summer session. Some classes are offered back-to-back so you may be able to take two classes on the same night.

The criminal justice graduate classes are designed to conform to the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). This is a society of criminal justice academicians and practitioners who serve as the certifying body for criminal justice institutions of higher learning in the United States. The Molloy College criminal justice graduate courses are developed utilizing specialized content area, in order to accommodate the broad scope of the criminal justice field.

Course Name Credits
Required Core Classes (15-Credit Core Requirement)
CRJ 501 - Modern American Justice* 3
CRJ 502 - Constitutional and Legal Issues* 3
CRJ 503 - Research Methods in Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 504 - Ethics and Morality in Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 599 - Master's Seminar 3
Elective Courses (18-Credit Elective Requirement)
CRJ 510 - Violence in American Society 3
CRJ 511 - Technology and Computers 3
CRJ 512 - Domestic and International Terrorism 3
CRJ 513 - Modern Law Enforcement 3
CRJ 514 - Survey of International Modern Justice Systems 3
CRJ 515 - Criminal Justice Internship 3
CRJ 516 - Advanced Research Methods in Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 517 - Ideology and Politics of Crime and Terrorism 3
CRJ 518 - Modern Correctional Systems 3
CRJ 590 - Advanced Topics in Criminal Justice 3

  • B.S. in criminal justice is 128 credits
  • M.S. in criminal justice is 33 credits
  • Dual-degree credit reduction* - six credits

    There is a 30 percent tuition discount at Molloy College for all Criminal Justice personnel currently working in the Criminal Justice field - civilian or in uniform. Call 516.323.3804 today!

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