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Criminal Justice (M.S.)

Program Requirements for 2013-2014 Catalog Year

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  1. Required Core Courses (27 hrs)

    • CCJ 5476 Seminar: Management and Administration of Justice (3)
    • CCJ 5705 Research Methodology in Criminal Justice (3)
    • CCJ 6061 Criminal Justice Theory (3)
    • CCJ 6485 Criminal Justice Policy (3)
    • CCJ 6657 Ethics in Criminal Justice Management (3)
    • CJE 6168 Media and Community Relations for Criminal Justice Administrators (3)
    • CJL 5320 Legal Aspects of Criminal Justice Management (3)
    • PAD 6227 Public Budgeting (3)
    • PAD 6417 Public Personnel Administration (3)

  2. Additional Required Courses (9 hrs)

    1. Thesis Option
      • CCJ 6741 Data Analysis in Criminal Justice (3)
      • CCJ 6971 Thesis in Criminal Justice (3)
      • XXX xxxx Restricted elective* (3)
    2. Integrated Project Option
      • CCJ 6974 Project in Criminal Justice (3)
      • XXX xxxx Restricted electives* (6)

  3. Restricted Electives*

    Select from:
    • CCJ 6407 Seminar in Law Enforcement (3)
    • CCJ 6501 Juvenile Justice Policy (3)
    • CCJ 6910 Directed Research Projects (3)
    • CCJ 6935 Special Topics in Criminal Justice (3)
    • CJC 6329 Correctional Organization & Admin. (3)
    • CJL 5085 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (3)
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED: 36 HRS

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Apply for graduation by the deadline indicated in the University calendar.
  • Earn a minimum of 36 credit hours as required in the degree program with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • A minimum of a 70% on the Core Comprehensive Examination.
  • Successful completion of the Thesis or Integrated Project paper.