Master of Science in Criminal Justice

This accredited graduate degree in Criminal Justice provides graduates career opportunities and salary advantages. It also opens the door to positions of high responsibilities in related areas.

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice program prepares graduates for positions of responsibility in the Criminal Justice System and related areas. The curriculum provides a melding of professionally structured knowledge and the ethical imperatives of Criminal Justice in a constitutional democracy.

  • A Baccalaureate Degree in Criminal Justice or related fields
  • The requirement for the Master of Science in Criminal justice is 36 semester hours, 12 courses, beyond the Bachelor's Degree.
  • CJ 665 Research Methods is required and the final course.
  • No thesis is required.
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.

Upon completion of this program, you should be able to:

  • Explain the rationale for studying other systems of justice and rationalize crime as a world problem.
  • Analyze and define methods of intelligence and principles of communication. Apply these principles to hostage negotiations.
  • Analyze, report and utilize findings of research methods.
  • Examine criminological and criminal justice studies.
  • Critique criminal justice organizations, including supervision and evaluation of the principles on which criminal justice administration is based.
  • Evaluate issues of race and ethnicity, gender and social class and explain the need to understand social causes of crime in order to reduce crime.

Course Requirements
CJ-600Police Administration and Management3[+ More Info]
CJ-604Justice Administration3[+ More Info]
CJ-605Organizational Theory and Management3[+ More Info]
CJ-612Juvenile Justice3[+ More Info]
CJ-622Comparative Criminal Justice Systems3[+ More Info]
CJ-630Criminal Investigation: Restructuring the Past3[+ More Info]
CJ-640Administration of Corrections3[+ More Info]
CJ-650Deviant Behavior3[+ More Info]
CJ-655Perspectives in Criminology3[+ More Info]
CJ-660Criminal Behavior3[+ More Info]
CJ-665Research Methods3[+ More Info]
CJ-674Negotiations: Crisis and Hostage3[+ More Info]
CJ-680Special Topics in Criminal Justice3[+ More Info]



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