Criminal justice organizations are becoming increasingly evidence-based in their practices and administration. This shift creates a growing need to hire educated professionals with sound, in-depth knowledge of the criminal justice system and criminal behavior, coupled with an understanding of the research methods necessary to evaluate criminal justice policies and practices at the local, state, and national levels.
In this program, you will study with highly regarded faculty from Penn State's College of the Liberal Arts — Department of Sociology and Criminology, and the Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs.
If you're looking for advancement in your current criminal justice career or a change to an altogether new field, a highly respected Master of Professional Studies in Criminal Justice Policy and Administration could not only provide you with the skills and knowledge you need but also help you stand out among your peers. Additionally, if you are currently employed in the criminal justice field, you'll be able to apply your learning almost immediately