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James F. Ford, Ph.D.
Chairperson

Annunciation Center 315

Phone: (973) 290-4324
jford@steu.edu

Combined B.A./M.A.

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Why Enroll in the Combined Degree?

Students looking to earn both their bachelor's in criminal justice and master's in justice administration and public service should consider SEU's combined degree program. As an undergraduate, students can take up to 4 courses, or 12 credits, that are discounted at the undergraduate rate but count toward both their bachelor's and master's degree.

Upon graduating, a 20% alumni discount will be applied to a student's master's degree.


Key Elements

  • Master's program is completed fully online
  • 50% tuition discount for sworn-in law enforcement officers
  • No SATs, GRE or GMAT exams required
  • Up to 4 classes, or 12 credits, apply to both bachelor’s and master’s degree
  • 20% alumni discount on master's program
  • Flexible advisement hours and registration online
  • Taught by retired or active law enforcement officers

Academic Requirements

Certificates

Counter Terrorism

Cyber Security Investigation

Leadership in Community Policing


Awards

Ranked No. 19 in the nation for Best Online Master's in Criminal Justice Programs in 2021 by U.S. News & World Report.

Best Online Program


What can I do with this degree?

A master's degree is imperative to advancing your career in law enforcement. Alumni have gone on to earn positions in the Department of Homeland Security, New Jersey State Police, the Drug Enforcement Administration, non-profit organizations, local police forces and more.

Graduates of this program will be well equipped to work in leadership positions for:

  • Police departments
  • Courts
  • Corrections
  • Probation
  • Parole
  • Homeland Security
  • Military Systems

What internship opportunities are available?

While students have interned at municipal local police departments, they have also found internships with social service agencies, probation services, the superior courts and the prosecutor's office.

"The ability to earn credits toward my bachelor’s and master’s simultaneously is great," says Detective Sergeant Brian Ford. "A lot of police officers find it very beneficial to learn about our job from current or former law enforcement, and that’s exactly what SEU provides."