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Police Graduate Studies
Master of Arts, (M.A.)

Police Graduate Studies Program

For more than a quarter century, Seton Hall University has offered qualified law enforcement officers, criminal justice professionals and government employees at the federal, state, county, and municipal levels and members of the Armed Services the opportunity to earn a Master of Arts degree in Human Resources Training and Development (HRTD).  Our graduates have advanced to the highest levels within their organizations.

The Program

The program design focuses on the practical application of leadership and management theories, design and implementation of performance improvement strategies in organizations, with a strong emphasis on training and development. Taught by experienced and knowledgeable professors, the curriculum enables students to acquire the necessary skills and tools to analyze complex public sector challenges and manage the day-to day operations of public agencies. 

The program is delivered in two modalities:

  • Off-campus - Attend in-person classes at various New Jersey locations, or join classes remotely.
  • Fully online - View course materials, participate in discussions, and complete assignments  without scheduled class meetings.

Tuition Discount

Students accepted into this program receive a 50% discount off the graduate rate

Off-Campus Option

Students may elect to attend classes through our traditional off-campus program option by attending evening or weekend courses at the following locations:

  • Buena Vista - New Jersey State Police Troop "A" Headquarters
  • Franklin Township 
  • Totowa - New Jersey State Police Troop "B" Headquarters
  • Sea Girt - New Jersey State Police Training Facility
Stephen Hoptay, Ed.S. '04/Ed.D.'07

"Imparting the knowledge I gained at Seton Hall has been extremely rewarding, but more importantly, it's been helpful to others."

Stephen Hoptay, Ed.S. '04/Ed.D.'07
Vice president of Asset Protection at Wakefern Food Corp, Retired New Jersey State Police Captain

Take the Next Step

The College of Education and Human Services is dedicated to ensuring that its professional preparation programs are based on essential knowledge, evolving technology, research findings, and reflective practice. Each program is committed to developing collaborative relationships and cooperative efforts with schools, agencies, and institutions so that its efforts remain linked to the world of practice and research, and meet the needs of communities. The College is nationally accredited by three professional associations: APA, COAMFTE, and CAEP.

Contact Us

Thomas Shea
Program Director
(973) 275-2210

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