Guilford graduates enter the workforce with real applicable knowledge of what they can do to help the organization they’re interested in. This crucial expertise, as well as a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, puts Guilford graduates above any other applicant in the hiring process.
“For example, one student wrote a policy for a police department that focused on changing the leadership philosophy from a more traditional paramilitary focus to one that is based in transformative leadership philosophies. Another student wrote their thesis focusing on collaborations among criminal justice and banking organizations to identify human traffickers and reduce their ability to operate,” Will says.
Additionally, students have written theses on reducing wrongful convictions, improving encounters between mentally ill citizens and police officers, and improving recruitment and retention among Native American policing organizations.
Graduates are proving to be criminal justice leaders who embody Guilford’s Core Values. Many have used their master’s degree to enhance their professional opportunities and to contribute to improving the criminal justice system. Guilford also works to hire their master’s alumni as part-time faculty members.
“The program offers a unique opportunity to infuse Guilford’s values, principles, and traditions into a curriculum that prepares graduates to be leaders in the field,” Will says. “Program graduates will bring justice and integrity, among other values, to the criminal justice practice at a time when a higher level of professional service is desperately needed.”
Like all of Guilford’s programs, the Master’s in Criminal Justice offers a low faculty-to-student ratio, as well as faculty with diverse backgrounds and perspectives as scholars and practitioners in law enforcement, law, and corrections. It also emphasizes the important, transferable skills afforded by the liberal arts tradition, including advanced critical thinking, written and verbal communication, research skills, and solving ongoing problems and contemporary issues in criminal justice.
Are you interested in committing your career to solving real-world problems in the criminal justice profession? Learn more about the Master’s in Criminal Justice or apply now for the next cohort. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.