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Psychology, Criminology and Justice, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
New York City, NY, United States
You can complete both a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Criminology and Justice in just five years of full-time study through this dual degree program, offered by St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 
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In your first four years of study, you’ll complete requirements for the undergraduate degree in Psychology. You’ll learn the psychological, social and biological processes underlying normal and abnormal behavior, as well as how to think critically and integrate theory with research about behavior. 

In your third year, you’ll begin to take graduate courses in Criminology and Justice that will cover the traditional forms of street crime and newer forms of criminality, including terrorism, international drug trafficking, cyber-crime, multinational white-collar crime, and international organized crime. You’ll learn both traditional theories and descriptions of crime, as well as modern interpretations and research methodologies.

Career Outcomes

Graduates of the Criminology and Justice program have pursued careers in a wide variety of areas related to crime and justice, including:

  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Social Security Administration
  • New York City Department of Investigations
  • New York City Department of Education
  • New York City Department of Juvenile Justice.
  • New York City Department of Mental Health
  • NYPD

The program also benefits research-oriented students, many of whom have continued their education in law school and in doctoral programs in criminology and related social sciences.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    141 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course content

  • Saving you time and money, the graduate courses you take in your junior and senior years count toward both the B.A. and M.A. degrees. The fifth year of the program involves only graduate courses.
  • Three required courses in research methods provide you with the skills necessary to conduct research and perform policy evaluations in a variety of work settings. You will learn to use computer software to assemble and analyze data, conduct literature reviews, and integrate various media for sophisticated presentations.

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • Official College Transcripts with English Translation
  • An official course-by-course evaluation
  • Foreign credential evaluation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41900 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    41900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41900 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
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