Rochester Institute of Technology

Academic Program Overviews

Student Skills & Capabilities, Salary Data, Career Information 

Criminal Justice MS

Program Overview

Contribute to the creation and dissemination of criminal justice and policy analysis knowledge through applied research as you develop your problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

Degrees Awarded

  • Masters of Science

Enrollment

  • Approximately 83 students are enrolled in the program.

Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component

  • Co-op is optional for this program
  • Minimum co-op requirement: N/A
  • Co-op availability: N/A

Salary Information

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Student Skills & Capabilities

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.

Job Titles

Police Officers; Correction Officers and Counselors; Probation Officers; US Postal Inspectors; Crime Analyst; US Marshals; Border Patrol Officers, Legal Assistant.

Significant Points

  • Competition should remain keen for higher paying jobs with State and Federal agencies and police departments in affluent areas;
  • Opportunities will be better in local and special police departments that offer relatively low salaries or in urban communities where the crime rate is relatively high.
  • Applicants with college training in police science or military police experience should have the best opportunities. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook)

Selected Employer Hiring Partners

City of Rochester, Kodak, Pinkerton Security, National Park Service, Monroe County Sheriff, US Immigration & Naturalization, Monroe County Sheriff, Rochester Police Dept., District Attorney’s Office, US Customs and Border Patrol, US Secret Service, Monroe County Parks, NYS Dept. of Technology, Center for Public Safety Initiatives.

Contact Us

We appreciate your interest in your career and we will make every effort to help you succeed. Feel free to contact Lisa Monette, the career services coordinator who works with the Criminal Justice program. You can access information about services through our web site at https://www.rit.edu/careerservices.
 
Lisa Monette, Career Services Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 585.475.7413; 585.475.2301
Rochester Institute of Technology . Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
Bausch & Lomb Center . 57 Lomb Memorial Drive . Rochester NY  14623-5603