Criminal Justice (M.S.)

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Justice Studies

2014-2015 Catalog Year

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice (M.S.) is designed to prepare graduates for advancement in justice-related professions, particularly as administrative and management level officers in law enforcement, corrections and juvenile justice, as well as pursuing advanced academic education in doctoral or legal programs. The program will provide graduates with an in-depth understanding of management of criminal justice agencies as it relates to the agency, the law, the courts, and the public.

Program Admission Requirements

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Program Requirements

  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)


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.

The information contained in this catalog excerpt is intended for informational purposes only. Every effort is made to provide this information as accurately as possible at the time of publication; however, the university reserves the right to revise any section or part without notice or obligation.
Printed on: 4/19/2015.