Today’s Criminal Justice Professionals are
Employing New Approaches to Combat the Changing Nature of
Terrorism, new technologies and increasingly sophisticated
crime organizations have led to dramatic changes in the criminal
and related fields:
- An unprecedented consolidation of agencies into the Department
of Homeland Security
- The creation of new partnerships between public and private
- The need to create and implement innovative strategies to deal
with new and traditional criminal enterprises
These realities demand a new generation of well trained leaders
in criminal justice, homeland security, corporate security and
other public sector entities. You can gain the knowledge, skills
and credentials to join this elite company through the Masters of
Professional Studies in Criminal Justice Leadership (MPS) at St.
Offered through St. John’s College of Professional Studies, this
innovative 36-credit program is designed to prepare criminal
justice and other public and private sector professionals to meet
the emerging leadership challenges.
The thematic core of the graduate program addresses the study of
leadership in all the components of the criminal justice system and
other related public sector agencies and corporate security.
Courses address the multifaceted challenges leaders face in these
agencies. The study of leadership pervades the entire curriculum
and is the thematic link that provides the graduate program with
its unique analytical approach to organizational decision
The degree conforms to St. John’s University’s long-established
excellence in education through blending theory and practice. This
integrative approach gives practitioners and other individuals the
knowledge and skills needed for leadership positions in
correctional services, homeland security, courts and policing at
the federal, state, and local levels and corporate security.
The program is offered on both the Queens and Staten Island
campuses. Additionally, the University is exploring several
off-campus sites, including law enforcement academies.
Our faculty, in addition to
their scholarly achievements, all have exceptional leadership
credentials and have held (or currently hold) titles such as:
commissioner, deputy commissioner, chief, director, prison
superintendent, assistant district attorney, supreme court judge,
mayor, and special agent.
Upon acceptance to our program you will immediately be networking
with this cadre of professional leaders and well on your way to
joining their ranks in these exciting agencies. Click on this
link to see the academic credentials as well as the real
life leadership experience of our faculty. In this program you will
learn what makes leaders great from a faculty of great leaders.
We invite you to learn more about the MPS in Criminal Justice
Leadership at St. John’s University. To do so, please contact the
Dr. Thomas J. Ward
Director, Graduate Criminal Justice Leadership
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice & Legal Studies
Staten Island campus
Graduate Admission Information
Robert Medrano, Director
Office of Graduate Admission