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
  • 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

Our strong industry connections guarantee internship or co-op experiences at a variety of agencies and companies such as U.S. Marshals Service, R.I. Office of the Attorney General, R.I. State Police, Naval Investigative Service, M.A. State Crime Lab, Raytheon Company, Dell SecureWorks, Security Weekly, MediTech, and FM Global.

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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

Based in the School of Justice Studies, the Justice System Training & Research Institute (JSTRI) is a resource for justice system personnel to enhance their professionalism through seminars and professional development training. Through the JSTRI, undergraduate students learn alongside experts in the field. 

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11th Annual Public Service and Leadership Conference

The Master of Public Administration and the Master of Science in Leadership programs, along with the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration, cordially invite you to attend the 11th Annual Public Service and Leadership Conference, Wednesday, May 4, 2022.

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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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