The University of Northern Colorado’s Master of Arts in Criminal Justice is designed for working professionals who wish to further their education in the field of criminal justice by completing a rigorous hybrid program. The program’s focus is leadership, management, policy, planning, research, and recognized best practices in the various parts of the criminal justice system. In addition to providing a program that meets the needs of working professionals, the academic rigor and research focus of UNC’s MACJ program prepares students for careers in research, teaching, and continued graduate education.
- An advanced interdisciplinary education in the field of criminal justice;
- An advanced understanding of the traditional and contemporary criminological theories informing criminal justice policy and practice;
- Experiences in applying the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills that promote effective decision-making and visionary leadership;
- Opportunities to use the methodological and analytical skills needed to conduct research in criminal justice agencies, institutions, and systems;
- An advanced understanding of the ways that economic, cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity influence criminal justice policy and practice; and
- The opportunity to conduct research on a topic of their choosing and/or to complete an internship in a profession of interest.