2012-2014 Graduate Catalog 
    Apr 24, 2018  
2012-2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Administration of Justice

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Classes are held at our Newport campus, our Warwick site and online.

Director: J. David Smith, M.S., C.A.G.S.
(401) 341-3210

About the Programs

The administration of justice and homeland security programs endeavor to address the professional requirements of justice leaders and practitioners in an increasingly technological and global environment. As a University community that recognizes its responsibility to impart and expand knowledge, develop skills, and cultivate enduring, well-informed, reflective values, the objective of the graduate program is to develop professionals who are morally imbued individuals and will serve their communities guided by the principles of equal respect. The courses and this program will focus on:

  1. The philosophical, historical, ethical, behavioral, technological, legal, and policy dimensions of the discipline;
  2. An analytical approach to practice within the criminal justice system;
  3. Practical tools to improve effectiveness within the various professional roles;
  4. The most current and relevant information in a structure that is dynamic and adaptable to rapidly evolving trends.

These objectives enable practitioners, managers, and leaders to design a program of study that best serves their career goals. Students pursue a Master of Science degree in administration of justice and homeland security, and may choose between two concentrations: leadership in justice or cybersecurity and intelligence. The concentration in leadership in justice focuses on strategic management in a multicultural, technological, and collaborative environment. The concentration in cybersecurity and intelligence focuses on the conceptual aspects of what steps need to be taken so that managers can lead and interact in a technological environment and bridge the communication gap between management and technicians. The concentration in cybersecurity and intelligence highlights theory, policy, and problems in this emerging field.

The concentrations are structured to offer flexibility in scheduling, allowing graduate students to take some courses on campus and some online. This combination of learning opportunities allows the student to study on a schedule that fits the various time demands of administration of justice professionals. Students not selecting an area of concentration may select electives from any of the graduate programs (with approval of the graduate program director) to develop an individualized program of study that meets their personal and professional goals.

Certificates of Graduate Studies in cybersecurity and intelligence, and leadership in justice will offer students the opportunity to broaden and enhance their professional careers with topics that are current and relevant in today’s administration of justice and homeland security environment.

This program emphasizes current and relevant analysis of ethical, legal, cultural, and technological issues that pose threats to a global society. The integration and collaboration of private sector, public sector, and academe creates a shared responsibility in the environment of homeland security. Current and future leaders understand that an interdisciplinary approach to all hazards that require prevention, mitigation, protection, response, and recovery is the most successful. The integration of private sector partnerships creates a shared responsibility in a homeland security environment. Current and future leaders understand that an interdisciplinary approach is the most successful.

One of the greatest challenges facing justice practitioners and the field of public safety is the creation and maintenance of a values-based organization consisting of an ethical cadre of professionals that represent their values in a technological society. All professionals are asked to respond to increased citizen concerns and fears, to local and national security, and to social conditions beyond their control. The evolving role and mission of the professional in the justice system demands innovative leadership that creates the atmosphere for a strong foundation in ethics and integrity. This program is designed to allow the professional to gain and enhance the knowledge and skills necessary to manage change, solve problems, plan strategically, develop employees, foster innovation and trust, and establish and maintain integrity.

On Campus or On-Site

The Master of Science in Administration of Justice and Homeland Security may be earned by taking courses on campus, at our Warwick site and online or by participating in specially designed programs, if available, on-site at the workplace.

Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree Program

Salve Regina University offers an accelerated program of study that leads to both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree within five years. This program is designed for the University’s highly motivated, academically talented and qualified undergraduates with a recommended grade point average of 3.30 or higher. Current undergraduates must complete the application process by February 15 of their junior year.

Undergraduate students considered for the five-year program are conditionally accepted into the master’s degree and take four graduate courses (12 credits) during their senior year. Of these 12 credits, six are applied to the undergraduate degree. In order to be matriculated into the graduate program, undergraduate students who are conditionally accepted must achieve grades of B or better in each of their four graduate courses, successfully earn their undergraduate degree and demonstrate through their maturity and work ethic, the ability to succeed at the graduate level.

Program and Course Listings


    Master of ScienceCertificate of Graduate Studies


      Administration of Justice

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