Boston University was founded as one of the first all-inclusive universities, as well as a leading private research and teaching institution. With 32,000 students from 50 states and 140 countries, BU is the fourth largest independent university in the United States. For over 150 years, Boston University has anticipated the changing needs of its students while serving the greater needs of society.
The Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) program is designed for those who wish to enter or advance in criminal justice careers, especially those considering advanced studies or administration and research in the area of criminal justice.
The program combines a foundation in the liberal arts with disciplinary and interdisciplinary concentrations in fields related to criminal justice. Through courses on the history, philosophy, politics, and social consequences of the American criminal justice system, students gain an interdisciplinary understanding of crime problems and criminal justice policy and administration.
The program accommodates students on both a part- and a full-time basis. The 40 credits required for the degree must be earned within five years.