MS Criminal Justice Administration Curriculum

The Hilbert College graduate degree in criminal justice administration consists of 36 credit hours. The mode of study is based on an accelerated cohort model. Students accepted into the program will start in August or February and will follow through the program, taking one new course every 5 weeks. The cohort model encourages the development of life long connections and colleagues in the field as students work on group projects, discuss policy and move through the eighteen month program. 

Hilbert offers the only accelerated cohort model of graduate, criminal justice study in western New York. With the city of Buffalo 10 minutes away, we expect our graduates to be highly marketable within Erie County and throughout the United States.

 Required Courses



Credit Hours

CJA601 Proseminar in Criminal Justice Administration 3  
CC500 Organizational Theory & Management 3  
CC510 Program Planning and Evaluation 3  
CC515 Finance and Budgeting 3  
CC520 Political and Policy Analysis 3  
CJA640 Research Methods in Criminal Justice 3  
CJA645 Nature and Causes of Crimes 3  
CC505 Introduction to Graduate Statistics 3  
CJA650 Criminal Law and the Courts 3  
CJA660 Policing in Contemporary Society 3  
CJA670 Penology** 3  
CJA680 Capstone Seminar 3  
   Total Credit Hours 36  
CC599  Internship Experience*  3  

 * Optional for students who have not achieved full-time employment in their field. 

Graduate Program Course Descriptions.