School of Justice Studies

Graduates with degrees in the justice studies fields are highly sought-after and in-demand, with remarkable job growth projected.

About the school

Accelerated Degree Opportunities

  • 100%
    Real-World Experience

    SJS students have guaranteed opportunities for internships or co-op experiences.

  • 96%
    Placement of 2021 Grads

    Even with the challenges of the pandemic, our 2021 graduates found success in employment or in graduate school within 6 months of graduation.

  • $52K
    Average Starting Salary

    of our 2021 graduates.

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Academic Programs

The School of Justice Studies offers majors, minors, and joint-degrees for both undergraduate and graduate students. We also offer several professional certificates. Through courses, students get in-depth views of the justice system, including the courts, policing, corrections, forensics, and cybersecurity.

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Internship Opportunities

We encourage students to gain invaluable hands-on experience and put their skills to the test at various agencies in the criminal justice field. Past students have interned at the R.I. Department of Corrections, the M.A. State Crime Lab, and Dell SecureWorks.

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Faculty and Staff

Our faculty and staff consists of academic experts and experienced criminal justice system practitioners from around the country. They are involved in all aspects of educating our students and guiding them to program completion and career success.

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Justice System Training & Research Institute

Justice System Training & Research Institute provides a resource for applied research and professional development. It encourages the development of critical thinking skills, the use of empirical data, and fosters government, academic, and community partnerships.

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Cyber Disruptor

Douglas White Program Director
Cybersecurity & Networking

Professor Douglas White was one of the earliest pioneers in cybersecurity. Now, almost everyone understands what he’s known all along: cybersecurity is a massive issue.

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