The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ) Program is designed with the purposes of promoting professionalism, teaching cutting edge criminal justice theory and its application to the field of criminal justice, and fostering ethical standards for criminal justice practitioners and academicians. The MACJ program recognizes the necessity to emphasize graduate educational opportunities for individuals seeking careers in all aspects of the criminal justice system.
When students graduate from the MACJ program, they will be able to demonstrate:
- Having knowledge and perspective about all aspects of the criminal justice system.
- Ability to research, write, and report concerning significant issues in the criminal justice field and related areas of interest.
- Familiarity with advanced criminological theory applicable to 21st Century society.
- Awareness of the leadership skills and abilities essential for effective and efficient administration of criminal justice organizations and agencies.
- Appreciation of a multidisciplinary approach to criminal justice problems, as well as opportunities, through application and use of all of the social sciences.
- Understanding and appreciation of ethical practices in the field of criminal justice from a perspective that includes the mission and philosophy of DeSales University and the tradition of Christian humanism developed by Saint Francis de Sales.