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Joseph Santivasci, M.Ed.
Director, WCU Philadelphia Campus
Associate Provost for Enrollment Management and Campus Planning
Email: Joseph Santivasci
Marcie Cohen, M.S.
Associate Director for Student Services
Email: Marcie Cohen
Ben Morgan, M.A.
Associate Director, Student Success Center
Email: Ben Morgan
Email: Kyle Murray
Kelly Smack, MSW
Assistant Director for Recruitment
Email: Kelly Smack
The Master of Science in Criminal Justice offers a multidisciplinary curriculum to give students a sophisticated working knowledge of the major systems within the field. Students at WCU in Philadelphia will take challenging and rigorous courses rooted in history, law, philosophy, psychology, research, sociology, management, and political science that involve critical analysis of complex issues.
The program is well-suited for current and future criminal justice professionals, as well as those who plan to pursue further graduate study. The program at West Chester University in Philadelphia is designed to meet the needs of students who are often working and caregiving while attending graduate school, as classes are offered in the evenings and on a part-time basis.
Students should submit the following materials to the Office of Graduate Admissions:
A total of 30 semester hours is required for the Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice. Students may choose a thesis or nonthesis option.
Required courses include the following:
Students who choose the thesis option must complete CRJ 610 (thesis) and an additional 12 semester hours of criminal justice elective courses. Those choosing the non-thesis option must select 15 semester hours of elective courses.