Gain practical, hands-on experience to tackle 21st-century challenges in criminology and criminal justice with Merrimack College's Master of Science in Criminology & Criminal Justice program. Whether you’re just entering the workforce or seeking career advancement, our master’s degree in criminology and criminal justice equips you with marketable skills that employers prioritize. You’ll become proficient in research, data analysis, program evaluation, and oral and written presentation, with the ability to collaborate on interdisciplinary teams and serve diverse, multicultural communities.

Demographic changes, new technologies and socio-cultural trends have led to rapid change in criminology and criminal justice, creating high demand in specialties such as counseling, data science, forensic social work and information security. At Merrimack, you’ll acquire the expertise you need for criminology and criminal justice careers in law enforcement, victim assistance, crime analysis, juvenile justice, corrections and other fields. Our graduates stand out in the job market for their research and data skills, multicultural competence, communication ability and substantive knowledge of crime and the justice system. Use the Career Insight tool below to see real-time labor market data on jobs in this field.