When students graduate from the M.A.C.J. program, they will be able to demonstrate:
Ability to compete successfully for employment in the criminal justice field and related areas.
Academic competence in the criminal justice body of knowledge, to include a curriculum reflecting the full spectrum of key criminal justice topic areas.
Skill in researching, writing, and oral reporting issues of significance in criminal justice.
Knowledge of high ethical standards and the application of those standards in real life criminal justice situations consistent with the Christian Humanistic philosophy of St. Francis de Sales.
The mission of the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (M.A.C.J.) program is to provide graduate studies to professionals in criminal justice and related fields. This includes law enforcement and its administration, the criminal court systems, and the correctional areas of criminal justice such as probation and the treatment of offenders. The M.A.C.J. program is available to those who aspire to be professionals in those areas. Finally, the M.A.C.J. program is designed for individuals seeking graduate studies in criminal justice in anticipation of academic careers and research related employment. Of great importance in the delivery of graduate studies in criminal justice is the teaching of high ethical standards and the real life application of those standards consistent with the Christian humanistic philosophy of St. Francis de Sales.