Master's Programs

Program Choices:

The Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Department is pleased to offer 4 different options for students wishing to pursue graduate studies: 

  • the Master of Science in Criminal Justice,
  • the Master of Science in Homeland Security. 

These 2 options allow students to tailor their studies to their individual needs and career goals.  All four options are offered as web based programs, although some of the Public Administration courses are offered both in person and on-line.  All four options are also designed to accommodate the working professional - web courses have 24 hour access from anywhere in the world.

See the Graduate Student Handbook for more information on the admissions process and general program requirements.

How to Choose:

Any degree option is a good choice, however students should consider their long term career goals and personal interests when making a choice.

The Degree Options:

The Master of Science in CJ is a general Criminal justice degree with sets of electives catering to interests in policing, corrections, victim services and other areas of Criminal Justice.

The Master of Science in Homeland Security is a specialized degree focusing on aspects of Homeland security ranging from government restructuring through disaster preparedness, terrorism, and crisis management.