Justice in our communities doesn’t begin with an arrest or end with a conviction. It’s an ongoing process of improving outcomes for people across a spectrum of institutions and services, from corrections to youth programs, from mental health care to drug rehabilitation. It also requires serious consideration of both victims and offenders, as well as engagement with issues of race, class, gender, youth, and families.
Whichever of Suffolk’s Master of Science in Crime & Justice Studies programs you choose, you will engage all of these aspects and more. And you will get ready to excel in the career of your choice—corrections, juvenile justice, victim advocacy, court and offender services, probation, policy, or other criminal justice fields.
You’ll study alongside leading scholars and criminal justice practitioners in areas including juvenile crime, community-based offender services, and prosecution. Through research at our Center for Restorative Justice and Center for Crime & Justice Policy Research, you’ll gain a deep understanding of current topics and theories in the field, as well as the influence of political and social forces.
You may also focus your studies by choosing from two specialized concentrations: victim advocacy and youth, crime & justice.
This degree will equip you with the knowledge you’ll need to make real improvements in the criminal justice system and related areas. You can also complement your studies with an array of internship and practicum opportunities.
This dual-degree program will empower you to understand, diagnose, and treat mental health issues in criminal justice contexts.
If you aim to assume administrative and leadership roles in criminal justice, this dual degree will help you gain essential public management and organizational skills.
This dual degree will help you master the legal principals and techniques that function within and beyond the boundaries of the criminal justice system.