Criminal Justice (M.S.)
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) in the last 60 credit hours or a Master's degree from an accredited college or university.
- A written statement of intent that includes the applicant’s preparation for graduate study.
- If minimum requirements are not met, the graduate faculty may grant an applicant conditional admission to the program as a premajor if the applicant has a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (4.0 scale) AND a minimum of five years of full-time work experience in the criminal justice field.
- Applications are reviewed on a continual basis for the fall and spring semesters.
In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in this catalog.
|Required Core Courses (18 credit hours)|
|CRJ 501||THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES ON CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE||3|
|CRJ 504||RESEARCH METHODS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE||3|
|CRJ 601||CORRECTIONAL STRATEGIES||3|
|CRJ 604||CRIMINAL COURTS||3|
|CRJ 606||LAW ENFORCEMENT ISSUES||3|
|CRJ 609||STATISTICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE||3|
|Elective Courses (9-18 credit hours)|
|Select 9-18 credit hours from the following:||9-18|
|HISTORY OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE|
|INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-3)|
|ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND THE MANAGEMENT PROCESS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE|
|ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE|
|SPECIAL TOPICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE|
|RACE AND ETHNICITY IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE|
|GENDER ISSUES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE|
|CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE|
|CRIMINAL JUSTICE ETHICS|
|Up to 9 credit hours of electives may be taken outside the department with prior written approval of the student's academic adviser.|
|Comprehensive Examination or Master's Project (0-3 credit hours)|
|Select one option:||0-3|
|Total Credit Hours||36|