Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
The Master of Arts Criminal Justice program at Adrian College will provide students with advanced knowledge of criminal justice content areas such as policy, law, and society, promote and develop deep-seated student understanding of conflicting perspectives and values in the field, and ultimately prepare students for Ph.D programs in Criminal Justice.
The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program will broaden and deepen its students understanding of the criminal justice system through advanced analysis and research combined with extensive experiential learning opportunities. Our goal is to train students to become thoughtful, caring, inclusive and active professionals committed to fairness, human rights and constitutional remedies. This program will sharpen research and critical thinking skills and develop advanced knowledge in criminal justice content areas.
The Program Overview:
In the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program, we want students to learn about criminal justice in an academic environment that encourages critical thinking. Students will have to delve into the differing perspectives and conflicting values that professionals in the criminal justice field must tackle everyday. With a greater understanding of moral discrepancies inherent in the field of criminal justice, students will be able to intelligently formulate and demonstrate their own professional values.
The program will educate driven individuals in a manner that is stimulating, pragmatic, and efficient, so that graduates of the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program will leave having the skills vital to success in the field. Individuals that complete this program will graduate being able to analyze, formulate, and assess social policies, apply critical thinking skills to sophisticated criminal justice readings, produce publication-quality academic writing, and deliver impactful professional presentations.
Fortune Magazine (April, 2015) notes that the field of criminal justice is expected to near 10% job growth over the next few years, with numerous opportunities available at local and federal levels of jurisdiction. This is not surprising, as the United States currently spends over $212B across policing, the judiciary, and corrections (Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2014). The following positions are commonly available to graduates of the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program: - corrections administration; - federal law enforcement agent; - court administration; - juvenile probation specialist; - private security administration.
- Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from accredited institution of higher learning with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
- Graduate Admissions Application
- Official college transcripts
- Three letters of recommendation
- Statement of professional goals
- Interview by criminal justice faculty
Program Length: One year, 33 credit hours
How to apply: http://adrian.edu/admissions/graduate-students/
Cost: $490 per credit hour, $850 technology, facilities, activities fee