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Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MCJ)

Highly experienced faculty, small class sizes, and flexible options are part of what makes the DeSales MCJ program so special. You can focus on digital forensics or investigative forensics.

Science and technology have transformed the criminal justice field – the DeSales University Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MCJ) Program addresses these new realities.


About the Program
The DeSales MCJ program will prepare you for work in criminal justice and related fields, including 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 opportunity that I had here at DeSales to be working in the field was really nothing like people had ever seen... what I was learning academically really translated into the field that I wanted to go into.
Devon Campbell '13, M'14 Digital Forensic Analyst, Lehigh County District Attorney's Office
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The Center for Homeland Security (CHS)

Unique to the region, The CHS inspires homeland security students and professionals with education, training, and networking opportunities that are hands-on, science-based, and practitioner-informed.
The Center for Homeland Security
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20% Tuition Discount

DeSales University is proud to offer actively employed criminal justice, homeland security, first responder, and emergency management professionals a 20% tuition discount for this Master's level program.*

*This discount covers tuition only, and is not applicable towards textbooks or other fees.

National Criminal Justice Honor Society

Lambda Eta, the DeSales University chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society, brings together high-achieving students from the DeSales undergraduate traditional day, ACCESS, and graduate programs.

DeSales Criminal Justice Honor Society


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Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ)
Brisson Hall 205