Criminology and Justice Studies

Under the leadership of Professor James Forest, the online M.A. in Security Studies: Homeland Defense was ranked #6 of “The 25 Best Online Master in Homeland Security Degree Programs” by

The ranking factors academic excellence, course offerings, faculty strengths and reputation, including reputation for online degree programs.

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The School of Criminology & Justice Studies has earned over $6 million in research grants this year.

C&JS works closely with the following research center: