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“My Curry College degree has enhanced my career. I believe I am able to better communicate with citizens, co-workers, and supervisors.”
Brenda Marrero '04
Brockton Police Department
Major: M.A. in Criminal Justice Program
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The MASTER OF ARTS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE Program
Graduates of the Curry College Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program develop applied skills and gain an in-depth understanding in the four program cornerstones: Public Administration, Ethical Leadership, Problem-solving, and Innovation.
Public Administration: Students will define and integrate theoretical and practical issues related to organizational development and behavior, and build management skills in the areas of communication, collaboration supervision, planning, and evaluation.
Ethical Leadership: Students will develop the skills needed to be an ethical leader in a criminal justice organization, including personal assessment, reflective practice and critical thinking, conflict resolution, and understanding the community dynamics that are affected by the solutions implemented by the criminal justice system. Ethical leadership is aimed towards what works for the common good-framing justice with a social lens.
Problem-solving: Students will develop the ability to address problems facing criminal justice organizations though the integration of criminological and social theory with research and evidence-based analysis to assess how data and other types of information can be translated into effective and ethical policies and programs.
Innovation: Students will develop the ability to think critically and creatively using evidence-based analysis to address problems through novel and ethical solutions that can be evaluated through different frames of reference. In today's dynamic world of criminal justice, technology plays an increasingly important role in developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative solutions.
The Massachusetts Association of Criminal Justice Education (MACJE) has recognized the Curry College Master of Arts Program (MACJ) with an award for "Innovation in Criminal Justice." Read more.
Captain Jody Kasper conducted a two-day training on Curry's Milton campus entitled "How Cops Die - Understanding and Preventing Duty-Related Deaths" in August 2014. Read more...
Dawn Porter, a lawyer turned filmmaker, visited Curry College to screen her film Gideon's Army and lead a discussion for "The Social Justice Series," in April 2014. Read more.
Damien Echols spoke before a standing room only crowd of hundreds of students, faculty, and community members in the Keith Auditorium on Curry College's Milton Campus.
"Pursuing and earning a master's degree gives you an advantage in terms of the growth of your career and in terms of having more knowledge to draw upon," says John Fratolillo '09. "For me, it was about applying that knowledge to my everyday work life."
Carrie Hormanski chose Curry College for her bachelor's degree in criminal justice, and decided to continue her education with Curry's Master of Arts in Criminal Justice degree program. Read more