Master Criminal Justice: Behavior Analysis

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Saint Joseph's University offers a Master's of Criminal Justice with a concentration in Behavior Analysis. This unique program combines the field of Criminal Justice with specialization courses in Behavior Analysis. The Behavior Analysis Certification Board has approved the curriculum within our specialization to meet the educational requirements for those wishing to sit for the BCBA exam and become Board Certified Behavior Analysts. Continue reading for further details.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Saint Joseph's University's Master of Criminal Justice specializing in Behavior Analysis combines the study of criminal justice and research methods to help build your cognitive, critical thinking, and communication skills. With Behavior Analysis viewed as one of the best treatments in the field of autism, addiction, and other mental health arenas, the curriculum will give you the opportunity to learn to perform behavioral assessments and interventions while also gaining the methodological and theoretical education necessary to respond to individuals accordingly.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. For additional details about the program requirements, it's advantageous to speak with a Program Manager.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Master's of Criminal Justice with a specialization in Behavior Analysis is a 30 credit hour program. Within the 30 credits, students will take 10 courses. These courses consist of four core courses and six specialization courses.

Master's in Criminal Justice Core Course Requirements

Course Code Course Name
CRJ 550 Research Methods and Analysis
CRJ 560 Criminology Theory
CRJ 565 Ethics and Criminal Justice
CRJ 570 Professional Writing for Law Enforcement

Specialization in Behavior Analysis Course Requirements

Course Code Course Name
CRJ 622Basic Principles of Behavior Analysis
CRJ 623Applied Behavior Analysis
CRJ 624Behavior Analysis: Consultation
CRJ 625Behavioral Development
CRJ 626Clinical Behavior Analysis

Choose One of the Following Electives

Course Code Course Name
CRJ 656 Criminal Justice System
CRJ 616 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
CRJ 607 Multiculturalism and Diversity in Criminal Justice

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

The skills you obtain in the Saint Joseph's University program may be applied across a broad spectrum of fields. Following are some possible job choices:

  • Educational Consultant
  • Criminal Justice Professional
  • School Counselor
  • Behavior Specialist
  • Social Worker
  • Mobile Therapist