Apply - M.A. Criminal Justice

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When you apply to Curry College, you'll start the degree program that puts you on the path to success. Our friendly team is here to help you every step of the way.

Begin the process online or download, print, and mail the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ) application.

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Begin the application process online

(NOTE: Please also mail the required documents listed in the online form)

Print and Mail

Print and mail the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ) application (PDF) to the Graduate Studies location where you plan to take classes.

(NOTE: Please also mail the required documents listed in the pdf)

Required Application Materials

  1. Official Transcripts of all academic work (undergraduate and graduate)
  2. Two sealed letters of recommendation:
    • One from someone in a position to know your work (paid or volunteer)
    • One from someone else in a position to evaluate your potential for graduate education
  3. Current Resume
  4. A typed, one-two page personal profile statement
  5. Non-refundable application fee of $50, made payable to Curry College
  6. A personal interview with the Program Director of the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program may be required

Application Deadlines:
For an August program start- submit all materials by August 1 for priority consideration

Violence Prevention Conference Explores Roots of Behavior, Presents Solutions

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...

Curry Teams up with BPD to Combat Blight Crime

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...

MACJ Program receives award for "Innovation in Criminal Justice"

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.

Filmmaker Dawn Porter speaks at Curry's "Social Justice Series"

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.

Meet Professor Jen Balboni

"I tell my students at the beginning of each semester, 'In my class, I need you to bring your 'A' game...everyday.' We really do take it to another level," says Criminal Justice Professor Jen Balboni.

Meet John Fratolillo '09

"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."

Meet Carrie Hormanski
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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

Meet Kristopher Kamborian '08

"The professors I've had in the courses I have taken have had an enormous positive effect on not only my job performance, but on me as well. I have learned a lot through the MACJ program and will use what I have learned throughout the rest of my career."


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