Students in a criminal justice classroom

If you want a career in law enforcement, it is critically important that you understand the ins and outs of the criminal justice system. At University of Detroit Mercy, your education incorporates elements of law, psychology, political science and sociology. As a result, you'll graduate with impeccable problem-solving skills and the confidence to make fast-paced, high-stakes decisions.




Great Things At Detroit Mercy

  • Detroit Mercy’s Criminal Justice program utilizes the latest research and provides instructors who are at the top in their field.
  • The Master of Science in Intelligence Analysis program is designed to meet U.S. government demand for specialists to assist in homeland security in the face of threats from global terrorism.
  • As a major border city, the Detroit-Windsor area provides opportunities, issues and situations relevant to intelligence analysis.
  • The Master of Arts with a major in Criminal Justice program is designed to take advantage of students’ background and allow students to pursue their degree at their pace.
  • Small class sizes mean that plenty of individualized attention is focused on making sure our students succeed.
  • In the tradition of our Jesuit and Mercy sponsors, Detroit Mercy offers a well-rounded education. We don’t just teach criminal justice; we create professional leaders.

Your Boundless Future

This program prepares students to work in a wide variety of careers, public and private, at various levels of responsibility. These careers include Federal, state, and local policing; other regulatory agencies of various branches of government; various levels of private investigation and private security; and a variety of careers in corrections, including parole and probation as well as institutional corrections. In addition, if you are planning to attend law school, a criminal justice degree can provide you with an excellent foundation.

View the Bureau of Labor Statistics information for these professions.


Contact Info

Erick Barnes
Interim Department Chair
Phone: 313-578-0363

Featured Alumnus

Branden Orow '14, '15

“It’s about impossible not to excel here. The professors give you the tools you need to succeed, and their doors are always open.”

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