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Criminal Justice MS

RIT’s master’s in criminal justice, is a dynamic degree where 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.

Program skills

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

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 - Police Department; FBI; Monroe County Sheriff's Office; National Center for Missing & Exploited Children; Office of Corrections; Paychex; Town of Victor


Outcome Rates for Criminal Justice MS

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 100.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 100.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education and Internships

What makes an RIT education exceptional? It’s the ability to complete relevant, hands-on career experience. At the graduate level, and paired with an advanced degree, cooperative education and internships give you the unparalleled credentials that truly set you apart. Learn more about graduate co-op and how it provides you with the career experience employers look for in their next top hires.

Co-ops and internships take your knowledge and turn it into know-how. A liberal arts co-op provides hands-on experience that enables you to apply your knowledge in professional settings while you make valuable connections between course work and real-world applications.

Cooperative education is strongly encouraged for graduate students in the criminal justice master’s degree.