In this dynamic criminal justice master's degree, you'll develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills as you engage in applied research that contributes to the creation and dissemination of criminal justice knowledge and policy analysis.
Through core courses, students are exposed to the widest possible range of perspectives from which to view crime and the nature of criminal justice administration, thus broadening their career options. During the first year, students select professional electives in a specific area of interest from courses offered in criminology, law enforcement, law, corrections, management and crime analysis, data analysis, crime analysis, and crime mapping.
Program job titles reported
Crime Data Analyst; Policy Analyst; Grant Manager/Writer; Lawyer; FBI Operational Support Technician; FBI Staff Operations Specialist; Advocacy Specialist
Select program hiring partners
Attorney General Office; City of Colorado; City of Rochester; FBI; Monroe County Sheriff Office; National Center for Missing & Exploited Children; Office of Corrections; Paychex; Rochester Institute of Technology; Town of Victor
|Outcome||% of Students|
|Full-time Graduate Study||25.00%|
Cooperative education, or co-op for short, is full-time, paid work experience in your field of study. And it sets RIT graduates apart from their competitors. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries. RIT co-op is designed for your success.
Cooperative education is optional but strongly encouraged for graduate students in the criminal justice master's degree.