Criminal Justice Degree Completion Program

Transfer up to 75 Previous College Credits

Cost: $350 per credit



Are you a working in the criminal justice or law enforcement field? Are you ready to add the professional skills necessary to advance your career? If so, then Anna Maria College’s Criminal Justice degree completion program was designed for you.


Flexible and Convenient. The Criminal Justice degree completion program allows you to strike a successful balance between home, work and education.

• Hybrid program delivery for flexible learning

• Eight-week course sessions in a cohort model


Highly Respected. With more than 65 communities in Massachusetts employing Chief of Police that are alums of Anna Maria College, our Criminal Justice program is one of the most highly respected in the state. The degree completion program features an excellent practitioner based faculty that is dedicated to your success, and is designed to meet the contemporary challenges in criminal justice and law enforcement.


Anna Maria College is also a Quinn Bill certified school.




The Criminal Justice degree completion program is a total of 120 credits. In addition to the required criminal justice coursework, some general education courses are required, many of which may be transferred in from your previous college.


Course content includes:

• Criminal justice and juvenile justice processes (law, crime, and administration of justice)

• Criminology (the causes of crime and typologies)

• Law enforcement (police organization, discretion, subculture, and legal constraints)

• Law adjudication (criminal law, prosecution, defense, court procedures, and decision-making)

• Corrections (incarceration, community-based corrections, and treatment of offenders)

• Prevention of crime (social, community, situational interventions, and public policy)

• Research and evaluation (principles of social science research and policy evaluation)

• Technology and crime analysis (crime mapping, data analysis, and criminal justice information systems)





The following is required of candidates seeking to be considered for admission to the Criminal Justice degree completion program:

• Completed application. To apply, visit

• Official transcripts from all colleges attended; at least 60 transferable credits and overall GPA of 2.0 are required.

• Brief statement outlining interest in participation

• Two referral names and contact information





Students who have been accepted into the Criminal Justice degree completion program take the following steps toward enrolling:

1. Submit your enrollment deposit. To secure your spot in our incoming class, a $100 deposit is required.

2. Receive your account credentials. After you deposit, you will be sent by mail your student identification number (needed for course registration) and instructions for accessing your school email account. Please be sure to check your AMCAT email account regularly! This is the primary form of communication used by faculty and administrative offices (such as the registrar and financial aid), so it is important for you to check your AMCAT account often for correspondence.

3. Schedule an appointment with the Criminal Justice degree completion coordinator. Regina Sanderson oversees the Criminal Justice degree completion students and can be reached at 508-849-3356 or She will review your transfer credit and curriculum map, and identify your initial courses, and will further serve as your advisor as you move forward in your studies.

4. Register for courses. This may be completed at the time of your appointment with the Criminal Justice degree completion coordinator, or you can individually register online after your meeting. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation from the Registrar’s Office with your schedule.

5. Visit campus to get your Student ID card and parking permit. Student IDs include a library bar code and can be obtained at the Student Life Office, located on the entry floor of the Student Campus Center. Free parking permits are available by registering your vehicle with the Public Safety Office in Foundress Hall. If you’ve yet to visit campus, you can also schedule a tour through our Admissions Office (508-849-3423). Administrative Offices at the College are open Monday-Friday, from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

6. Pay your bill at least one week prior to classes starting. After you are registered for courses, you will receive an online tuition bill to your AMCAT email account from our Student Accounts Office. Payment for your classes is not due until a week before the session begins. Course access will not be given until your bill has been paid. For more information on financing options, click here.

7. Start your classes. Approximate start dates for Criminal Justice degree completion students is as follows:

Fall Semester – early September • Spring Semester – mid-January


For additional question, please contact Emily Williamson, Director of Transfer Admission, at 508-849-3485 or


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Tuition & Fees



Anna Maria College’s bachelor’s degree completion program in Criminal Justice totals 120 credits; however, as a student completing your degree you will find it be one of the most cost effective offerings in the New England region.

• Transfer up to 75 credits from your previous college coursework

• Competitively priced at $350 per credit


Students receiving full transfer credit can complete the program for as few as $15,750.




For additional information about Anna Maria’s Criminal Justice degree completion program, please contact:


Michael P. Stevens

Program Director


Phone: 508-849-3355


Regina Sanderson

Program Coordinator


Phone: 508-849-3356