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Criminal Justice, BS/Homeland Security , MA

The combined degree for a BS in Criminal Justice and Masters (MA) in Homeland Security enables to students obtain both degrees in five (5) years. This will allow students to grasp the essence of the criminal justice system and, in light of 9/11, gain insight on how to secure our country and communities. Pace University’s CRJ/MA education experience prepares students to succeed in all levels of government, from a police officer, up through the multitude of law enforcement agencies at the state and federal levels.

Full-time students may complete this accelerated dual-degree program in five years by taking 12 graduate credits in their undergraduate senior year.  To enter the program, students must apply to Graduate Admissions in the Fall of their Junior year, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and submit an essay that will be used to assess their writing skills.  If accepted, in the Spring of their junior year they will be required to enroll in the zero (0) credit Online Orientation course (CRJ 600).  Students enrolled in the CRJ Major will be able to enroll in the MA in HS starting in their senior year.    

Note that both BS and MA degrees are awarded at completion of MA program.

Total Undergraduate Major Credits: (128)

Includes 12 graduate credits taken undergraduate senior year for Open Elective Credit.  For BS curriculum of this program, please see undergraduate section of this catalog.

Total Credit Hours: 128

Additional Graduate Credits (18)

For graduate courses in MS Homeland Security program, please consult the Graduate Viewbook ( of the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences.

Total BA and MA Credits: 146
Total Credit Hours: 146