Graduate Programs in Strategic Management in Criminal Justice

Boston University’s Metropolitan College (MET) offers a graduate certificate and Master of Criminal Justice concentration in Strategic Management.

  • Clear demand

    Terrorism, cybercrime, questions of police legitimacy, and stagnant correctional outcomes are among the many challenges faced within the field of criminal justice today. As a result, there is critical demand for ethical, business-minded, and analytical criminal justice professionals who can capitalize on resources, identify problems, and provide viable solutions. By enhancing skills in research, development, and grant writing, this program will prepare graduates to keep pace with criminal justice challenges and lead reforms—domestically and internationally.

  • Convenient schedules

    Perfect for busy adults, MET programs are available part-time in the evenings on campus, as well as online.

  • Engaged faculty, powerful networks

    Our faculty bring substantial hands-on experience in criminal justice policy; strategic management; research and development; risk, security, and business continuity; and emergency response planning to the classroom, connecting students to fundamental concepts, applied practices, and concrete skills.

  • #2 ranking

    In 2018, U.S. News & World Report ranked the online Master of Criminal Justice #2 among the nation’s Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs.

  • Academic excellence, international recognition

    A degree from Boston University, ranked 39th globally by U.S. News & World Report, can open doors to a promotion, a better job, or a new career.

Degree and Certificate Programs
Taught by Metropolitan College faculty from the Department of Applied Social Sciences, the graduate programs in Strategic Management provide experienced, mid-career criminal justice professionals with the tools and abilities to analyze complex criminal justice problems and develop sound, sustainable policies that are guided by logic and planning.

Degree Concentration

  • Master of Criminal Justice, Strategic Management concentration (on campus and online)

Graduate Certificate

  • Strategic Management in Criminal Justice (on campus and online)

A Shortage of Qualified Professionals Means Endless Opportunity for You

The Strategic Management in Criminal Justice curriculum is a path to advancement in your field. It will enhance your administrative skills so that resources are not wasted, and problems are identified, analyzed, and solved. It is a credential for people who want to be leaders in the criminal justice field and guide reform in a thoughtful, rational way.”

Mary Ellen Mastrorilli, PhD
Associate Professor of the Practice and Associate Chair
Department of Applied Social Sciences


Among the nation’s best

U.S. News & World Report ranked the master’s in Criminal Justice #2 among the nation’s Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs.


Metropolitan College

One of Boston University’s 17 schools and colleges, Metropolitan College offers more than 70 part-time and full-time degree and certificate programs in the evening, online, and in blended formats.


Metropolitan College, as part of Boston University, is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., one of six nationally recognized accrediting agencies.