Feb 23, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [FINAL EDITION]

Criminal Justice, White Collar Crime Specialization, MA


Offered in Conjunction with Widener University’s School of Business Administration, Department of Accounting, Taxation, and Business Law

For students who wish to develop expertise in the areas of fraud analysis and “forensic” accounting, there is the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice with a specialization in white collar crime. Designed to fit within the credit requirements of the “Comprehensive Examination” option (30 credits), this program prepares professionals for careers in local and federal law enforcement, as well as in investigative units of private corporations and industry.


Once accepted into the graduate criminal justice program, students wishing to pursue the white collar crime specialization option would take the following courses:

Specialization Requirements (12 Credits)

Maximum of (9 Credits)

from the following SBA courses:


*Students may substitute a different graduate ACCT, TAX, or BLAW course with approval of the department head of accounting, taxation, and business law.

**It is expected that most, if not all, of the CJ students will have previously completed some legal-related course work.

The master’s degree will be conferred once all course work is completed and the comprehensive examinations have been passed. For more information on specialization requirements, consult the School of Business Administration Graduate Catalog.

The program of study that appears here applies to students who were admitted for the summer session of this catalog year and later.  Students admitted prior to that term should select the appropriate catalog year of their admission.  Choose previous catalogs from the Home, Graduate, or Undergraduate Catalog Page at http://Catalog.widener.edu.