“Pursuing a master's degree in Criminal Justice was the best decision I have ever made; it has made me much more appealing when applying and interviewing for positions and will continue to assist me in life intellectually, financially, and promotionally.”
Kristopher Kamborian '08
Major: M.A. in Criminal Justice Program
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Admission and Deadlines
An International student must be admitted to an undergraduate or graduate degree program as a full-time student. Continuing Education students must enroll in 12 credits per semester to qualify for full-time status. Graduate students must enroll in 6 credits per semester to qualify for full-time status. In order to allow us sufficient time to process the required paperwork, including visa and transfer credit, all documents must be submitted to the Continuing and Graduate Studies office by the following dates:
- Fall semester entry - June 1
- Spring semester entry - October 1
- Summer semester - February 1
All international educational transcripts and certificates must be translated into English AND evaluated by an accredited agency that specializes in international educational evaluations, such as the Center for Educational Documentation (CED) which is located in Boston, (617) 338-7171, www.cedevaluations.com. Additional accredited agencies can be found at www.naces.org.
College transcripts must be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. A candidate for a bachelor's degree must also verify United States high school equivalency, if he/she completed their high school education outside the United States.
If English is not your first language, you must submit official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores. Note: Special considerations apply to RN-BS and MSN applicants.
- Undergraduate programs:
525 paper; 197 computer; or 71 Internet Based
- ACCEL Nursing Program:
550 paper; 213 computer; or 80 Internet Based
- Graduate Programs:
550 paper; 213 computer; or 80 Internet Based
International Student Advisor
Students who plan to apply for admission to an undergraduate degree program through Continuing Education or a Master's degree program through Graduate Studies, must contact the International Student Advisor for Continuing and Graduate Studies. The advisor will guide you through the process of applying for or transferring your current student visa document (I-20). You will need to provide us with information and documentation regarding your immigration status and your ability to finance your education. If you have any questions relating to your student immigration status or application, please call the Graduate Studies Office at (617) 333-2243.
You may also contact an academic advisor in the Continuing and Graduate Studies Office located in Plymouth at (508) 747-2424 for further information about these requirements or to discuss procedures.
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, MACJ '09, Regional Vice President at SecurAmerica. "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