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BA/MS in Criminal Justice

Why a Dual Degree in Criminal Justice?

  • Significant reduction in the total cost of earning two distinct degrees
  • Internships in the tri-state area where competitive advantage can make the difference in job prospects
  • Prepares students in substantive ways for leadership & management positions in criminal justice
  • Provides a comprehensive understanding of the field and affords students the opportunity to specialize in particular areas of research, or professional development

The BA/MS in Criminal Justice allows a student to streamline their education and complete the Bachelors and Masters Degree in Criminal Justice in five years. Students may apply for program admission prior to the start of the Junior year. Once admitted, students take one or more graduate courses while completing their other degree requirements. After four years, the student will have earned completed the credits necessary for the BA and they will need as few as 18 additional credits to complete the second degree.

To enter the program, students must have and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0.