Criminal Justice Data Analytics, MS

Program Director: Aleksandra Snowden, Ph.D.
Criminal Justice Data Analytics website

Degree Offered

Master of Science, Plan B only

Program Description

The master of science in criminal justice data analytics (CJDA) is designed to develop graduates with the skills and knowledge to harness data and employ analytical tools effectively to inform ethical planning, decision making, and problem solving in criminal justice agencies and related organizations. The program also offers an accelerated 5-year bachelor's and master's degree option.

Learning Outcomes

Students completing the master of science in criminal justice data analytics will be able to:

  1. Identify crime analysis opportunities that can be ethically addressed through an understanding of crime, criminal offending, the operations of criminal justice organizations, and the US criminal justice system.
  2. Design and implement strategies for analyzing crime data using appropriate methods, tools, and datasets.
  3. Analyze crime data to create actionable information, and use it to establish priorities, make decisions, and solve problems aligning with the ethics, needs, and values of individuals, communities, and stakeholders.
  4. Display and explain the results of criminal justice data analytics projects using effective written, graphic, and verbal tools and techniques.
  5. Use advanced data processing tools incorporating regulatory, data governance, master data management, data profiling, parallel and distributed processing best practices.