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Criminal Justice (M.S.)

Program Requirements for 2015-2016 Catalog Year

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  1. Required Core Courses (21 credits)
    CCJ 5476 Seminar: Mgmt. & Admin. of Justice (3)
    CCJ 6485 Criminal Justice Policy (3)
    CCJ 6606 Social Constructs of Crime (3)
    CJE 6168 Media and Community Relations CJ (3)
    CJL 5320 Legal Aspects of CJ Management (3)
    PAD 6227 Public Budgeting (3)
    PAD 6417 Public Personnel Admin (3)

  2. Additional Required Courses (6 credits)
    Thesis Option
    CCJ 6707 Advanced Quantitative Research (3)
    CCJ 6971 Thesis in Criminal Justice (3)

    Integrated Project Option
    CCJ 6709 Advanced Qualitative Research (3)
    CCJ 6974 Project in Criminal Justice (3)

  3. Restricted Electives* (9 credits)
    Select from additional 5000-6999 courses with any of the following prefixes:  CCJ, CJC, CJE, CJJ, CJL, DSC except courses graded on an S/U scale. 
    *Courses used to fulfill required courses cannot also be used to fulfill restricted electives.

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.