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Criminal Justice Studies

Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Studies

Major in Criminal Justice Studies (Major Code: 5133)

Master of Arts (M.A.)

General Requirements

Students must have a minimum of 24 hours of criminal justice or equivalent courses. Any leveling classes will be individually arranged.

36-Hour Thesis Program

Required Criminal Justice Courses (12 semester credit hours)

  • CRIJ 6340, 6348, 6387, 6388

Elective Courses (18 semester credit hours)

The student may select not less than six semester credit hours or more than 12 semester credit hours from political science, psychology, sociology or a related field.

  • Choose from CRIJ 6096, 6098, 6312, 6320, 6322, 6335, 6337, 6342, 6346, 6362, 6364, 6366, 6372, 6374, 6392
  • Approved related fields (six to 12 semester credit hours)

Thesis (six semester credit hours)

  • CRIJ 6301 and 6302

36-Hour Non-Thesis Program

Required Criminal Justice Courses (12 semester credit hours)

  • CRIJ 6340, 6348, 6387, 6388

Elective Courses (24 semester credit hours)

The student may select not less than six semester credit hours or more than 12 semester credit hours from political science, psychology, sociology or a related field.

  • Choose from CRIJ 6096, 6098, 6312, 6320, 6322, 6335, 6337, 6342, 6346, 6362, 6364, 6366, 6372, 6374, 6392
  • Approved related fields (six to 12 semester credit hours)
  
 

Criminal Justice Graduate Advisor

  • Ms. Susan Coleman is the program director for both graduate and undergraduate students.