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Amanda Steffan

Director of Graduate Admissions & Student Services
Center for Graduate and Online Studies
Paczesny Hall, Room 163
Office  (716) 926-8783
Text     (716) 301-2830


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 September and will follow their cohort members 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 16-month program together.

Hilbert offers the only accelerated Criminal Justice Administration program in western New York. With the city of Buffalo 10 minutes away, our graduates are highly marketable within Erie County and throughout the United States. 


 CJA 601  Proseminar in Criminal Justice Administration 3
 CJA 640  Research Methods  3
 CJA 645  Nature and Causes of Crime 3
 CJA 650  Criminal Law 3
 CJA 660  Policing in Contemporary Society 3
 CJA 670  Penology 3
 CJA 679  Research Project / Independent Study 3
 CJA 680  Capstone 3
 CC 500  Organizational Theory & Management
 CC 505  Introduction to Graduate Statistics 3
 CC 510  Program Planning & Evaluation
 CC 515  Finance and Budgeting  3
 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.