At Salve Regina University, our master’s degree in administration of justice and homeland security prepares leaders to envision and pioneer today’s security solutions in a complex technological and global environment. Using an analytical approach, our program develops sophisticated experts in law enforcement, intelligence and justice leadership who safeguard people’s lives and protect against cyber threats.
Courses are taught by seasoned professionals who are experts in their field. Instructors work one-on-one with students to meet their individual needs while serving as career-focused mentors. Faculty also assist students in landing worthwhile internships that may provide key networking and career opportunities.
While this degree may be completed entirely online, select courses are also offered at our Newport campus. Our visionary online format is designed to accommodate the unconventional schedules of justice and homeland security professionals, including those on overseas deployment, while in-person options provide hands-on forensic training.
In addition to the master’s degree in administration of justice and homeland security, we also offer graduate certificates in cybersecurity and intelligence, digital forensics and leadership in justice. Through our popular accelerated program, qualified undergraduates can earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just five years.
Curriculum and Concentrations
Guided by the principles of equal respect, our 12-course graduate program in administration of justice and homeland security aspires to examine the philosophical, historical, ethical, behavioral, technological, legal and policy dimensions of the discipline.
Students can explore one of three specialized concentrations: cybersecurity and intelligence, digital forensics or leadership in justice. The cybersecurity and intelligence concentration details the theory and policy related to cyber threat analysis and management. Students who concentrate in digital forensics uncover data and analyze it for criminal cases and intelligence. The leadership in justice concentration refines students’ understanding of justice theory, process and contemporary issues in policing.
- ADJ505: Constitutional Issues
- ADJ506: Theories of Justice
- ADJ518: Public Policy in the Global Environment
- ADJ521: Management Issues in the Justice System
- ADJ524: Homeland Security: The National Incident Management System
- ADJ536: Cultural Competency
- ADJ563: Criminal Justice Research Methods
- INR552: Terrorism and Transnational Crime
For the remaining four courses, students choose an area of concentration or select electives from any of the graduate programs (with approval from the program director) to develop an individualized program of study that meets their personal and professional goals.
Learn More About Salve Regina’s Administration of Justice and Homeland Security Program
Our enriching master’s degree in administration of justice and homeland security poises graduates for managerial and leadership success in the security and justice sectors. Offered in online and on-campus formats with three concentration options, the program empowers working professionals to pursue their career on their terms.
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