It’s finally your turn—your time—to create a better future. When you earn your master’s degree online at Hilbert College Global, you’ll develop critical skills with practical, real-world applications. Further your education and advance your career with a proven understanding of organizational development, ethics, program planning, administration, research, and financial budgeting.
You may be eligible to transfer up to six graduate credit hours (with grades of B or better) into a Hilbert program at the discretion of the program chairperson. Credits must be from an accredited institution in graduate courses appropriate to the program being pursued.
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The criminal justice administration program at Hilbert is the only accelerated program of its kind in Western New York. In this program, you will develop a firm understanding of:
This program is for students who are interested in serving their communities through criminal justice leadership and public management.
Post degree employment includes:
The Hilbert College graduate degree in Criminal Justice Administration consists of 36 credit hours. The mode of study is based on an accelerated cohort model. Students accepted into the program will start in September and will follow their cohort members through the program, taking one new course every 5 weeks. The cohort model encourages the development of life-long connections and colleagues in the field as students work on group projects, discuss policy, and move through the 16-month program together.
|COURSE #||COURSE NAME||CREDITS|
|CJA 601||Proseminar in Criminal Justice Administration||3|
|CJA 640||Research Methods||3|
|CJA 645||Nature and Causes of Crime||3|
|CJA 650||Criminal Law||3|
|CJA 660||Policing in Contemporary Society||3|
|CJA 679||Research Project / Independent Study||3|
|CC 500||Organizational Theory & Management||3|
|CC 505||Introduction to Graduate Statistics||3|
|CC 510||Program Planning & Evaluation||3|
|CC 515||Finance and Budgeting||3|
|Total Credit Hours||36|
|CC 599||Internship Experience*||3|
* Optional for students who have not achieved full-time employment in their field.
Total Program Cost – $24,940 – This includes tuition and fees to complete the graduate degree.
Your cost may be less after grants and scholarships.
Hilbert Alumni are eligible for a $1,000 Alumni Scholarship if you enroll in a Hilbert online or campus graduate program for fall 2020.
|Application Fee||$25 (FREE If completed online)|
|Tuition||$665 per credit|
|Online Services Fee (online students)||$25 per credit hour|
|Technology Fee (on-campus students)||$25 per credit hour|
|Orientation Fee||$50 one-time charge|
|Graduation Fee||$50 one-time charge|
|International Student Fee||$1,000 per semester|
|Returned Check Fee||$20|
|Rejected Credit Card Fee||$10|
Government and private loans are available with different eligibility criteria and terms of repayment. Detailed information can be found describing each type of loan option and loan limits: Unsubsidized Direct Loans, Direct PLUS Loans, Grad PLUS Loans, Private Loans.
Grants, unlike loans, do not have to be paid back. At the graduate level, one must seek out funding from federal, state, professional, and private organizations. Each grant has its own criteria for application and may be awarded based on a wide range of factors including: affiliation with an organization, industry, special interest, religious or educational operation. Often times, organizations have separate and special applications for grant consideration.
Employer Tuition Assistance:
Your employer may offer a tuition assistance program that will reimburse you for part or all of your tuition expenses. Some programs have specific academic performance (grade) standards. For instance, they may reimburse 100% for an A, 80% for a B, etc.. In addition, they may have length-of-employment requirements to be eligible. Check with the human resources department at your place of employment.
Graduate Assistant Positions:
Hilbert does not offer positions through the graduate program at this time.
You will work with professors to conduct research through Hilbert’s Institute for Law and Justice, a nationally renowned resource for a wide range of law and justice-related issues.
Professor of Criminal Justice, Director of the Institutes of Law and Justice
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
716-649-7900, ext. 316