The program requires a total of 36 credits, equaling a total of 12 courses (3 credits each). The core curriculum, which consists of 18 credits, is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the criminal justice system, including methods of conducting academic research and statistics and data analysis. The remaining 18 credits afford students the opportunity to select courses that meet their areas of interest and specialization.
The following six (6) courses (18 credits) represent the core curriculum for the Masters in Criminal Justice and are required of all students in the program.
CRIM6000 Professional Seminar in Criminal Justice
CRIM6005 Advanced Criminological Theory
CRIM6010 U.S. Constitution, Public Policy and Criminal Justice
CRIM6015 Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology
CRIM6020 Statistics and Data Analysis
CRIM8000 Critical Analysis of Criminal Justice
Students can choose from any of the following courses in fulfilling their remaining 18 credits. All elective course selections must be made in consultation with the academic advisor.
CRIM7020 Ethics, Politics, and Justice
CRIM7025 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
CRIM7030 Principles of Leadership
CRIM7060 Social Justice Advocacy
CRIM7065 Crime, Victimology, and Risk Reduction
CRIM7080 Selected Studies
CRIM7085 Adv Internshp in Crim Justice
CRIM7090 Professional Development Seminar
Professional Seminar in Criminal Justice (CRIM 6000) must be taken within a student’s first 3-9 credits of graduate courses. It is recommended that students take Statistics and Data Analysis (CRIM 6020) before taking Research Methods (CRIM 6015)