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16-month programs, online or saturday-only on campus


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Earn your master's degree for less than $25,000! 

- 16-month programs

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Saturday-Only Classes & Online Options

Convenient on-campus classes meet only one day per week!

Entirely online options are available for all graduate programs!

A master's program that fits your busy life!

Cori talks about how she advanced her career with a Hilbert graduate degree. "I think that Hilbert was the reason that I am the success that I am today."


Hilbert College has built a tremendous record as a leader in criminal justice studies in Western New York. Students are able to build upon their expertise in the criminal justice field with the Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration degree. For those with an interest in serving their community at the intersection of criminal justice leadership and public management, our master's in criminal justice administration helps students develop a deeper understanding of criminal justice policy, management, finance, budgeting and research, ethics and organizational development, as well as advanced problem-solving skills.

Program Information Sheet


What Can I Do with an Online Degree in Criminal Justice?

Graduates of this program will have developed their respective talents to become leaders in the many fields and agencies that comprise the criminal justice system. Benefits of this wide career field include job security, health and retirement benefits, flexible work schedules, unique experiences and the personal rewards of serving the public well-being. Potential jobs can include:

  • Deputy sheriff
  • Police officer
  • Security guard
  • Corrections officer
  • Federal special agent
  • Emergency management director
  • Intelligence analyst
  • Criminologist
  • Many more!

Why Should I Pursue a Master’s in Criminal Justice Administration at Hilbert?

Unique to Hilbert, the MS in Criminal Justice Administration curriculum incorporates an ongoing, integrated research project throughout the program. Unlike most graduate programs that ask for a final semester thesis, the Hilbert program allows a more thorough application of theory and research as it is developed and worked on throughout the program. 

Challenged by the various coursework along the way, student research will act as a foundation upon which to ground and challenge theory to find a practical application, culminating in a final capstone project. Practical skills for real-world situations—this is the key to a Hilbert College education, online or on-campus.

Course Structure

Students take one course at a time and move with a cohort, developing colleagues and friends. Cohorts remain together throughout the 16-month program, changing a course of study every five weeks to complete 12 sessions.

The accelerated cohort model is convenient for individuals who are employed full time.

Hilbert's programs are convenient and you can choose to enroll in the on-campus classes held on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. or complete the degree entirely online

Ready to take the next step toward a rewarding career serving others? Contact us today to get started!

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MS Criminal Justice Outcomes

Recent MS in Criminal Justice Administration graduates have found jobs with these titles:

Police Captain


United States Probation Officer

Border Patrol Agent