“I’d be remiss if I didn’t say that what separates Curry from other schools is its faculty and staff. They’re just phenomenal.”
John Fratolillo '09
Major: M.A. in Criminal Justice Program
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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.
The goal of Curry College's Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Program is to help empower you to meet the challenges of law enforcement and community service in the 21st Century. The breadth of subject matter is comprehensive - you will study trends as well as hone your leadership skills - but focuses on four specific areas:
- Public Administration
- Ethical Leadership
- Problem Solving
Curry College's Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Program will help you take your street smarts to a level of excellence that will not only advance your career, but help you to better serve your community.
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Students in the Milton cohort of the Master of Criminal Justice Class of 2016 recently delivered their Capstone presentation to the Boston Police Department (BPD). "Opiate Addiction in the Methadone Mile: Analysis and Recommendations," culminated the cohort's applied research project for the BPD, which focused on an area known as the "Methadone Mile."
Curry College recently hosted the 'Summit for Opiate Solutions' on its Plymouth Campus. Keynote Speaker and Curry Psychology Professor Dr. Ann Leonard-Zabel, presented her research, "The Opioid Brain: The Neuropsychological Impact Upon Memory When Adapting to Life;" Psychology Lecturer Dr. Kenneth Texeira shared his work with Drug Story Theatre, a peer messaging prevention program, and Curry students also shared research through poster presentations which facilitated public discussion about possible solutions to the opiate crisis.
Curry College Master of Arts in Criminal Justice alumnus Steve Sargent '04 was recently tapped as the next Chief of Police of the Worcester, Massachusetts Police Department. Sargent will serve as Chief of Police of New England's 2nd largest city.
On May 12, students, faculty and staff from the Curry College Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Program teamed up with Grandmothers against Gun Violence Cape Cod to tackle important questions during the "New Directions in Violence Prevention" Conference, hosted on the Curry campus. Read more...
Students in Curry's MACJ program shared their research, conducted in conjunction with the Boston Police Department, on advancing innovative programs for community safety. Read more...
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.
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.
"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