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Justice Studies - M.A. in Justice Administration and Public Service

Program Overview

In order to meet the needs of the 21st Century, the College of Saint Elizabeth has developed a program that focuses on the development of exceptional professionals and ethical leaders in the areas of justice administration, community safety, law enforcement, social justice, and public service.

The College believes that individuals who serve the public must be fully grounded in all aspects of the justice milieu and responsible decision-making consistent with democratic societies. A graduate of the Master of Arts in Justice Administration and Public Service program will be prepared to assume managerial and executive positions within various sectors of justice administration and law enforcement including police departments, courts, corrections, probation, parole, homeland security and military systems.

Graduates also receive training in counseling victims and offenders as well as the administration of public service and compliance activities within their chosen Justice profession.

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Unique Elements of This Program

  • Ranked in the top 30 nationwide by Affordable Colleges Online.
  • Tied at number 13 in the nation of 45 schools ranked and 54 schools measured by the U.S. News & World Report
  • 50% tuition discount for sworn-in law enforcement
  • Program can be completed fully online
  • Small class size maximizes learning
  • Provides scholarly interaction with faculty experienced in the justice and public service fields
  • Flexible advisement hours and registration either in person or online
  • Design applied projects pertaining to professional and workplace needs and moral, ethical and justice issues and challenges related to public safety and security
  • Apply acquired knowledge of justice administration and public-safety problems by devising detailed, appropriate responses and resolution
  • Provides library services that includes access to a world-wide array of online databases
  • No GRE or GMAT exams required
  • Program consists of 30 credits

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Admission Requirements

For International Students:

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. International transcripts must be evaluated by NACES (i.e. WES) on a course by course basis.
  • TOEFL/IELTS (if necessary)


For additional program information, contact:

James Ford, Ph.D.
Program Director
(973) 290-4324

For admission information, contact:

Antonia Donofrio
Associate Director
Graduate and Continuing Studies
(973) 290-4194