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School of Education and Social Policy

Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice

The Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice is ideal if you are looking to pursue a career in one of the many paths open to criminal justice practitioners or if you are looking to advance professionally in your current career.

As our world becomes increasingly more complex and interconnected, the demand for criminal and social justice grows. Through an innovative curriculum focused on theory, research, policy, and practice, students at Merrimack College are prepared to take on 21st century criminal justice issues related to law enforcement, crime analysis, technology, as well as justice advocacy and reform.

Students learning in a classroom


Graduate internships are an important component of our program, offering outstanding field experience to build your resume, skills and networking opportunities. A limited number of graduate internships are available. If you are interested, please complete and submit this application.

  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
  • Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC)
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)
  • Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
  • General Electric Corporate Security
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Children and Families (DCF)
  • Youth Villages (Mental Health Care)
  • Woburn, MA Police Department 
  • Weston, MA Police Department 
  • Merrimack College Police Department
  • Essex County Sheriff’s Department, Essex County Correctional Facility
  • Lawrence, MA Police Department 
  • Genesis Club (Mental Health Care)

The program provides funding opportunities for our graduate students to present their work at national conferences. 


For more information on the Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice, contact the Office of Graduate Studies at or 978-837-3563.