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Justice Studies

Rutgers University

48 months
29736 USD/year
29736 USD/year
12536 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Graduates of the Justice Studies program of Rutgers University will have a deep understanding about how justice systems operate; how justice resources are distributed across different social, racial, and economic groups (and to what effect); and how inequities in these distributions lead to broad problems of human rights and human dignity. 


The Justice Studies program of Rutgers University will prepare students for citizenship in multicultural and global societies, where justice is a core area of contested thinking.

There is a high demand for professionals who can respond effectively to issues of justice and inequity. We provide our students with a challenging and exciting course of study that will help them become the best in their fields.

Our students will be prepared for advanced study in various disciplines that touch upon problems of justice including economics, political science, sociology, social policy, law, and public administration.  Graduates of the Justice Studies major will be well equipped to pursue employment in government, not-for-profit and community-based organizations,  emerging private sector social responsibility initiatives, and research and policy-focused organizations that advance justice reform and explore justice concerns through theory and data analysis.

Learning Goals

Our program has a broad array of goals. Our students will:

  • Learn theory and empirical evidence related to the idea of justice, as well as knowledge of the agencies and organizations that deal with issues of criminal and social justice.
  •  Articulate current policies and practices related to the most pressings issues impacting individuals, families, and communities affected by the justice system.
  • Learn to critically consider a large and diverse body of knowledge.
  • Analyze and apply different philosophies and principles of justice.
  • Develop methodological and analytic skills, both quantitative and qualitative, to s study systematically problems of justice.
  • Apply appropriate research skills and methods, including the interpretation, dissemination, and policy implications of quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Gain an understanding of, be able to communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures.
  • Produce written materials for both professional and academic audiences.
  • Employ cultural dynamics in thinking about social justice issues.
  • Recognize and dialogue with others about the importance of diversity and the multiple intersections of justice, oppression, and privilege in shaping identity and life experiences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Criminology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cutting Edge of Criminology
  • Police and Society
  • Corrections
  • Reducing Local Crime

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • A $70 non-refundable application fee is required
  • Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
  • Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional
  • English Proficiency Examination Requirements
  • Letters of recommendation are not used for admissions consideration

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    29736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12536 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6268 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Newark

935 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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