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Criminal Justice MS

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.

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 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

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Outcome Rates*

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

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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 75.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 25.00%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 75.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 25.00%
Alternative Plans 0%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

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.