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Terrorism, new technologies, and increasingly sophisticated international crime organizations have led to dramatic changes in Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Leadership. Some of these changes include:

  • The formation of the multi-agency U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • The creation of new partnerships between public and private organizations
  • The need to create and implement innovative strategies and tactics to deal with new and traditional criminal enterprises, including intelligence-driven policing models

These realities demand a new generation of highly educated leaders in criminal justice, homeland security, corporate security and other public sector entities. You can gain the knowledge, skills, and credentials to join this elite company through the Master of Professional Studies Program in Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Leadership (MPS) at St. John’s University.

Offered through St. John’s College of Professional Studies, this innovative 36-credit program is designed to prepare students to meet the emerging leadership challenges in Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Administration.

The thematic core of the graduate program addresses the study of leadership in all the components of Homeland Security and Criminal Justice, including the Police Service, Courts and Corrections. Courses address the multifaceted challenges leaders face in these agencies. The study of ethical leadership principles pervades the entire curriculum and is the thematic link that provides the graduate program with its unique analytical approach to organizational decision-making.

The degree conforms to St. John’s University’s long-established excellence in education by linking theory with professional practice. This integrative approach gives practitioners the knowledge and skills needed for leadership positions in Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Leadership. The program is offered on both the Queens and Staten Island campuses. Additionally, the University is exploring several off-campus sites, including various law enforcement academies.

Program Benefits

  • Students employed in Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Agencies are granted a 33% Public Service Scholarship
  • Enroll in courses that are conveniently scheduled to accommodate working professionals
  • Take courses in three delivery modes: Conventional Classroom; Online; and Hybrid Classes
  • Participate in classes taught by outstanding faculty, all of whom have been practitioners and leaders in their respective fields
  • Attend classes with other professionals with similar interests and goals
  • Join a diverse student body
  • Attend full-or part-time
  • Receive one-on-one academic advisement
  • Participate in internships
  • Obtain assistance in career planning at the University Career Center
  • Network with alumni for career development and job opportunities

Career Outcomes

There are numerous and challenging career-track opportunities in the Homeland Security and Criminal Justice fields. If your goal is to work in these professions, this program will provide the skills and academic background necessary for you to take advantage of the many career opportunities available.

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College of Professional Studies

Pilihan kuliah

Purna Waktu (36 jam kredit)

Biaya kuliah
USD $1,305 per credit. This fee is for 2021 and it may be subject to change in the coming year.
Tanggal mulai

19 Januari 2022


Staten Island Campus

St. John's University,

300 Howard Avenue,


New York,

10301, United States

Online/Jarak jauh (36 jam kredit)

Biaya kuliah
USD $1,305 per credit. This fee is for 2021 and it may be subject to change in the coming year.
Tanggal mulai

19 Januari 2022

Persyaratan masuk

Untuk mahasiswa dari Amerika Serikat

Applicants must have an evidence of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university including official transcripts from each institution attended.

Untuk mahasiswa internasional

Applicants must submit an online application with the following materials:

  • Evidence of a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • A record of scholarly achievement which is evidenced by a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0/4.0

Applicants must have Test for English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS examination scores.

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