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Take a big step forward in your career by earning a Master of Science in Criminal Justice or a graduate certificate at Bridgewater State University and gain the skills you need to stand out in a competitive job market. New: We’ve added two concentrations to our MS in Criminal Justice program—Restorative and Transformative Justice & Trauma and Victim Studies. A good way to get started is to pursue a graduate certificate in either one of these new areas or in cybersecurity, too.

Staples of a BSU graduate education include:

  • FLEXIBLE EVENING AND PART-TIME OPTIONS designed to accommodate working professionals. Select courses around your needs with full- and part-time program options, including both evening courses and hybrid courses with face-to-face and online sessions.
  • MAXIMUM ROI. Make the most of your investment with BSU’s affordable tuition and generous graduate assistantship opportunities.

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Master of Science in Criminal Justice

As a student enrolled in the Master of Science in Criminal Justice program, you’ll study the dynamics of crime, criminal behavior, the criminal justice system, and how these elements interact with social institutions and public realities.

  • DIVING INTO THE various political, legal, social and economic systems that converge around crime and rehabilitation.
  • DEVELOPING ESSENTIAL ANALYTICAL and research skills that will serve you well in leadership positions in law enforcement, legal professions, government and the private sector.

Additionally, criminal justice graduate students who maintain a 3.3 GPA may be eligible for BSU’s Nunckatessett Graduate Scholarship, a tuition scholarship of $3,000 to be applied toward the last two courses needed to complete a graduate degree in this field.

Cybersecurity and Cybercriminology Graduate Certificate

Help protect the public from national and personal online security threats. Join the global fight against cybercrime in this online graduate certificate program. The 5-course (15-credit) certificate allows graduates immediate entry into the field or the opportunity for further study in a master's degree at BSU.

  • FOCUS ON THE technical details surrounding digital fraud, identity theft, commercial and non-profit security breaches, dark web drug-trafficking, cyber-bullying and digital interpersonal crime.
  • DEVELOP UNIQUE skillsets in high-demand by employers. | 508.531.1300

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