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Kim Chiarmonte
Assistant Director – Transfer, Adult and Graduate Admissions
Franciscan Hall


The Hilbert College graduate degree in criminal justice administration consists of 36 credit hours. The mode of study is based on an accelerated cohort model. Students accepted into the program will start in August or February and will follow through the program, taking one new course every 5 weeks. The cohort model encourages the development of life-long connections and colleagues in the field as students work on group projects, discuss policy and move through the 18-month program.

Hilbert offers the only accelerated cohort model of graduate, criminal justice study in Western New York. With the city of Buffalo 10 minutes away, we expect our graduates to be highly marketable within Erie County and throughout the United States. .


 CJA 601  Proseminar in Criminal Justice Administration 3
 CC 500  Organizational Theory and Management 3
 CC 510  Program Planning and Evaluation 3
 CC 515  Finance and Budgeting 3
 CC 520  Political and Policy Analysis 3
 CJA 640  Research Methods in Criminal Justice 3
 CJA 645  Nature and Causes of Crimes 3
 CC 505  Introduction to Graduate Statistics 3
 CJA 650  Criminal Law and the Courts 3
 CJA 660  Policing in Contemporary Society
 CJA 670  Penology 3
 CJA 680  Capstone Seminar
 Total Credit Hours  36
 CC 599  Internship Experience*   3
  Total Credits with Internship  39 

* Optional for students who have not achieved full-time employment in their field.