This program is designed to educate students on current leadership skills and trends in Homeland Security and Law Enforcement.
The Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Leadership provides students the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills, and credentials to succeed in public sector or private sector agencies. The program is designed to accommodate the needs of working professionals, with classes available either online, or on campus and delivered by a faculty of industry professionals.
The Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Leadership program at St. John’s helps you fulfill your potential by combining your leadership skills with Vincentian values. The graduates from this program are actively engaged in fighting injustice throughout our communities.
There are numerous and challenging career-track opportunities in the Homeland Security and Criminal Justice fields. If your goal is to work in these professions, this program will provide the skills and academic background necessary for you to take advantage of the many career opportunities available.
Pursue your St. John’s degree entirely on your computer. Our fully accredited Online Learning programs allow you to take courses electronically. Log in at your convenience to enter our virtual classrooms, learn from our accomplished faculty, and engage with classmates.
Our online courses offer the same high academic quality that students experience on campus. Professors deliver lectures and post assignments via Blackboard, our electronic course management system. Students use it to attend virtual classes, share documents, take exams, and exchange ideas with faculty and classmates.
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Please note that California residents in online programs at out of state nonprofit institutions, like St. John’s University are ineligible for all forms of federal aid, including federal student loans based on current federal state authorization rules.
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Students have access to St. John’s extensive alumni relations network.
Students employed in Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Agencies are granted a 33% Public Service Scholarship.
Students obtain assistance in career planning provided through the University Career Center.
Students participate in classes taught by outstanding faculty, all of whom have been practitioners and leaders in their respective fields.
Julia has found it to be a valuable learning experience to work alongside her peers who are very seasoned professionals.
Julia has found it to be a valuable learning experience to work alongside her peers who are very seasoned professionals. “I have been able to listen to their advice and learn from their service, since I lacked their practical and tactical experience,” she said. “But they have also leaned on me for advice, as they have returned to school for the first time in years after a long career. By leveraging our strengths and weaknesses with each other, we have grown extremely close.”
On September 11, 2001, first-responders and those who work in the American Criminal Justice System recognized instantly that their professions had changed dramatically. From that fateful and horrific day forward, it was apparent that America’s public safety system and network had to be reconceptualized and expanded; it had to be reengineered at the local, state, and federal levels of government to address new and emerging terrorist threats. This, of course, was a complex task that involved extensive planning and the coordination of numerous emergency management agencies, law enforcement departments, and private sector organizations. It also involved our government having to make several legislative and policy decisions to balance the frequently conflicting demands of freedom versus order.
An entirely new and equally pressing demand was placed on the St. John’s University Criminal Justice faculty to reengineer its existing Criminal Justice Leadership Program to reflect and respond to the rapid changes that were taking place in homeland security, the police service, the courts and the correctional service.
The result of all this fine-tuning and curriculum reengineering is the new and creative Graduate Program in Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Leadership.
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As a student in the J.D./LL.M. joint degree program, you complete both your J.D. degree and your LL.M. degree in Bankruptcy or Real Estate in as little as seven semesters.
Accelerate your path to law by pursuing a combined B.A./J.D. program.
The dual Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctor program permits you to enter the St. John’s University School of Law before completing your bachelor’s degree and to complete your academic training in six years, earning an undergraduate degree from the College of Professional Studies and a Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s Law.
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The Business Law minor encompasses all the laws that dictate how to form and run a business. The minor deals with the collection of legal requirements around forming, operating, dissolving, and engaging with a business. The Business Law minor also includes state and federal laws, as well as administrative regulations.
The combined Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Master of Arts (M.A.) program in Criminal Justice and Sociology will allow you to develop these valuable skills and complete both degrees in just five years of full-time study.
This program prepares students for career opportunities in the criminal justice field.
The M.A. in Criminology and Justice at St. John's offers a rigorous academic foundation in criminology and the skills to analyze crime-related data and research.
In this interdisciplinary program, you will be trained in court-related skills and techniques, including how to be an effective expert witness.
The Homeland Security Program focuses on the protection of the nation’s critical infrastructure and populace from terrorism, criminal acts, and natural disasters.
This innovative 78-credit program is designed to qualify candidates to fill mid- to high-level executive positions in government, law enforcement, the public and private security industries, nongovernmental organizations, and academia.
A nationally respected faculty, congenial, diverse and talented students and a powerful network of successful alumni.
The minor in business law provides an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to deal with the legalities of running a business and to recognize the body of law that governs business and commerce.
The B.S./M.A. program in Legal Studies and Sociology allows qualified students to simultaneously work toward the completion of a B.S. degree in Legal Studies and an M.A. degree in Sociology.
The legal studies minor is appropriate for students who aspire to go to law school and is appropriate for students who aspire to work in the legal profession as paralegals. Students who complete the legal studies minor are given a paralegal certificate.
Legal studies teaches foundational skills in the practice of law.
The AS/LLB allows students to complete two legal degrees in four years, one in New York and one in London.
Why earn a Transnational Legal Practice LL.M. at St. John's Law? The Transnational Legal Practice LL.M. degree is a great choice for internationally-trained lawyers and law students who plan to work in cross-border/transnational contexts, whether in the U.S or another country.
The LL.M. in U.S. Legal Studies is designed for one purpose: to prepare internationally-trained attorneys to pass the New York Bar Exam and gain admission to practice law in this unrivaled jurisdiction.
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