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Students in class collaborate on a project while pursuing a Curry College Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Degree

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education logoQuinn Bill Certified: Curry College Criminal Justice programs are Police Career Incentive Pay Program (PCIPP) certified by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education. The PCIPP Program, also known as the Quinn Bill, was enacted by the Massachusetts Legislature to encourage police officers to earn degrees in law enforcement and criminal justice. It provides educational incentives for regular full-time officers in participating cities and towns through salary increases.

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Go Beyond Street Smarts

Whether you are a law enforcement professional, or work in private security, corrections, juvenile justice or other community service work, you have had to learn to face the challenge of social problems on a daily basis. While the protocols of professional practice prepare you for many standard situations, and "street smarts" help you cope with the daily challenges of the job, the complexities of the work go beyond that training and those basic survival skills.

Curry College's 21-month Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Program begins with theory and integrates that with the knowledge of experience from the "street" to take your applied skills to a new level of excellence. By mixing theory with practice, you'll refine and advance your reflective thinking capabilities and become more adept at problem solving, mentoring, and management. A focus on reflective practice is the Curry College difference.

Flexible Online Schedule

Introducing a new online format that provides you remote learning, allowing you to balance life’s responsibilities while pursuing your graduate degree. Fully online offers flexibility while you remain connected with your professors and peers. All of our online courses are offered asynchronously, allowing you to learn on your own time without the requirement to attend class at a set time each week.

MACJ Program Information

Join us to learn more about degree and non-degree programs and classes available through the Division of Continuing and Graduate Studies.

Continuing Education Programs:
Join us to learn how quickly you can complete your Bachelor's Degree.

Monday, March 11 @ 12:00 p.m. - Register

Thursday, May 9 @ 4:00 p.m. - Register

MBA Program:
Learn more about the Curry Online MBA Program.

Tuesday, February 27 @ 6:00 p.m. - Register

Tuesday, April 9 @ 6:00 p.m. - Register

Master of Education:
Is it the right time to earn your M.Ed.?

Tuesday, February 27 @ 4:30 p.m. - Register

Tuesday, April 23 @ 4:30 p.m. - Register

RN-BS Nursing
Learn more about Currys ONLINE RN-BS program!

Monday, February 26 @ 12:00 p.m. - Register

Monday, March 25 @ 12:00 p.m. - Register

Accelerated Nursing (ACCEL)/Accelerated Master of Science in Nursing (AE-MSN):
Which program is right for you?

Tuesday, April 9 @ 5:00 p.m. - Register

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice - Now 100% Online:
Join us to learn more about the MACJ.

Tuesday, February 27 @ 5:30 p.m. - Register

Thursday, May 9 @ 5:30 p.m. - Register

Connect with an Advisor

There's no need to wait for us to schedule an information session. Our knowledgeable advisors are available to meet with you via Zoom or phone to answer your questions. Get started on your way to earning your degree!

Schedule a one-on-one appointment now

Or even better, connect with an advisor by calling the campus of your choice:

Milton: 617-333-2364
Plymouth: 508-747-2424

Schedule:

Fully online courses begin every eight weeks.

Course Descriptions

Course descriptions can be viewed using the link below:

MACJ Female Alumni

Female Criminal Justice Alums Breaking the Glass Ceiling

From the first full-time female police officer to the highest-ranking female in the department, these Curry College alumni are breaking glass ceilings and setting the bar high for women in the criminal justice field.

Curry College Master of Arts in Criminal Justice students pose for a picture as cohort collaborators

MACJ Students Tackle Race Relations and Crime Prevention

Graduate students in the Curry College Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ) program spent the better part of a year researching two particular issues confronting law enforcement and the communities they serve.

Read more about this MACJ Capstone Project

Take the next step

We're excited you're considering our flexible, convenient, and real-world focused Curry College Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Degree program and we look forward to helping you reach your career goals.