College of Arts and Sciences

Criminal Justice and Public Safety Institute




The Criminal Justice and Public Safety Institute, housed in the University’s sociology department, offers graduate programs in criminal justice, public safety management, homeland security and environmental protection safety management; and supports scholarly research, host symposia, and maintains a long-standing tradition of providing prevention efforts and outreach in the community. As a preeminent Jesuit University, everything we do is mission-driven by cura personalis, magis  and transformative social justice. Our curriculum provides the most comprehensive, diverse learning environment and meets the needs of each individual.

Sylvia M. DeSantis
Director, The Criminal Justice and Public Safety Institute


Master’s in Criminal Justice Master’s in Environmental Protection Safety Management
Master’s in Homeland Security Master’s in Public Safety Management