Master of Science in Criminal Justice
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
The Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) degree is designed for those who want to advance in the field of criminal justice and seek a deeper understanding of criminal justice issues for application in related fields. This MSCJ Program looks at the complex issues that surround crime and justice and helps students develop the skills and techniques used by criminal justice leaders so they can apply principles of leadership in organizational settings, as well as gain an informed perspective of law enforcement, the judicial system, and corrections at the managerial levels. Vulnerable populations, organizational leadership and change, and technological advances in the field of criminal justice are also covered.
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
Hawai‘i Pacific University’s Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, affords graduates the opportunity to achieve the following Program Learning Outcomes through:
Evaluating quantitative evidence and formulate research aimed at addressing issues within the criminal justice system demonstrating they can identify and explain issues, analyze evidence, assess assumptions, define their own perspectives and positions, and present the implications and consequences of their conclusions.
Composing a comprehensive literature review through which they evaluate the reliability, validity, and applicability of research studies.
Produce a thesis or applied research project report demonstrating their ability to organize their thoughts, synthesize relevant information and concepts, and effectively, clearly, and persuasively communicate their perspectives through written language.
SCHOLARLY OR CREATIVE MASTERY
Summarize and defend the findings of their research project and report them in a presentation demonstrating advanced knowledge, skills, and perspectives that contribute to their discipline.