Master Criminal Justice: Homeland Security

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Saint Joseph's University offers a Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Homeland Security for students who desire a career revolving around ensuring the safety of the public. To learn more about this program, continue reading.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Department of Homeland Security strives to protect the country and its citizens from attacks by terrorists. It also looks at methods of containing damage and ensuring recovery if terrorist acts do occur. This program gives students an opportunity to learn the necessary procedures for preparing for and responding to terrorist activity. With coursework that focuses on domestic and international terrorism as well as criminal justice theories, this online program is designed to prepare you for a career in areas such as criminal justice, law, and government. Moreover, the program emphasizes natural disasters and the ways in which affected citizens can recoup.

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 Homeland Security is a 30 credit hour program. Within the 30 credits, students will take 10 courses. These courses consist of four core courses, four specialization courses, and the selection of two electives.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice in Homeland Security Core Courses

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

Homeland Security Specialization Courses

Course Code Course Name
CRJ 640 Terrorism: Threats and Strategy
CRJ 641 Homeland Security
CRJ 645 Sociology of Disasters
CRJ 646 Risk Assessment

Elective Course Options

Course Code Course Name
CRJ 656 The Criminal Justice System
CRJ 616 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency: Issues and Responses
CRJ 607 Multiculturalism and Diversity in Criminal Justice
CRJ 637 Forensic Financial Analysis

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Not only could your master's degree help you qualify for leadership positions in management or administration, but there are a number of other opportunities for graduates within the field to choose from, such as:

  • Homeland Security
  • Private Security
  • Police Agencies
  • Probation
  • Corrections
  • Criminal Justice
  • Law
  • Paralegal
  • Intelligence Analysis