Salve Regina, Bay State College sign articulation agreement

Salve Regina and Bay State College have signed an articulation agreement allowing a seamless transition for Bay State College criminal justice students wishing to enroll in Salve’s master of science degree program in administration of justice and homeland security.

The program endeavors to address the professional requirements of justice leaders and practitioners in an increasingly technological and global environment.

“There is a strong focus in the industry on cyber and homeland security, and we need a strong partnership with a university like Salve Regina to give our students a competitive edge,” said Dr. William Morrissette, department chair of the criminal justice program at Bay State College. “Salve Regina has close ties with the Naval War College and is home to the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, giving our students a unique connection to institutions currently leading the industry.”

Students have the option to concentrate in leadership in justice or cybersecurity and intelligence, and coursework covers justice theory and process along with a range of contemporary issues such as racially based policing and psychological profiling.

“We pride ourselves on not only preparing our students for their professional careers, but for increasing levels of higher education,” said Stacy L. Sweeney, Bay State College president. “The administration of justice and homeland security master’s program at Salve Regina is a great fit for Bay State students, as they will continue to learn in an environment with smaller class sizes, and a hands-on, individualized approach to learning.”

Bay State College students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program who have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or better are invited to apply. Based on official review, they may even be granted up to 6 credits for relevant undergraduate courses and be able to earn their joint bachelor’s and master’s degree in as little as 5 years. Standardized graduate entrance exams, such as the GRE or GMAT, will be waived.