Program Highlights

BU’s Criminal Justice Programs are top ranked. Here are a few reasons why:

Study at the pace and place that works for you, full- or part-time, completely online, or with evenings on campus.
Active Learning Environment
Case studies, real data simulations, and hands-on problem solving are used to develop practical skills that can immediately be applied on the job.
15:1 Class Ratio
Enjoy an exceptional student-to-instructor ratio, ensuring close interaction with faculty and access to the support you need to thrive.
The program draws upon a wide variety of disciplines, including criminology, crime analysis, cybersecurity, law, management, psychology, public health, and sociology.
Extensive Network
Study alongside classmates whose diversity of criminal justice experience inspires discussion and debate, along with the opportunity to form valuable, long-lasting connections in the field.
Ongoing Support
You’ll find support whenever you need it through assistantships, academic advising, and career resources.
Engaged, connected faculty
Collaborate with faculty who have subject-matter expertise, research-based insight, and extensive field experience in law enforcement, corrections, cybercrime investigation and digital forensics, research and policy, forensic mental health, the judicial system, strategic management, and many other areas.
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The Boston University reputation
When you have a degree from Boston University, that means something. Named to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), BU is one of the top research universities in the United States and Canada. And as a graduate, you’ll be able to take that name with you. Always.
A city unlike any other
There’s a reason we’re called Boston University. Hip neighborhoods, soaring skyscrapers, championship sports teams, and rich history and culture. When you’re at BU, you’re at the heart of it all. And because we’re right in Boston, you’ll have a wealth of opportunities to consider for your field of study or area of special interest.

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Career Outlook

BU MET – For those who want to lead

Earning a certificate or degree in Criminal Justice from BU MET has propelled our graduates to positions far and wide.

Recent graduates have established their careers at:

  • Louisiana State Police
  • Pennsylvania State Police
  • San Diego County Sheriff’s Department
  • Wilmington Police Department
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • Capital One
  • Roger Williams University
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • United States Army
  • Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC)
  • United States Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • United States Department of State (DOS)
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Massachusetts Trial Court

Potential careers:

  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Crime Analyst
  • Program Specialist
  • Law Enforcement Supervisor/Manager/Leader
  • Policy Analyst
  • Security Management
  • Research Associate
  • Criminologist
  • Paralegal
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • Detective


Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 32% from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.”

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


Mean annual wage Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary, May 2022

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

“Employment of private detectives and investigators is projected to grow 8% from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will stem from security concerns and from the need to protect confidential information.”

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Boston University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

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