Courses & Degree Plans (MS)

Criminal Justice Core Courses: 12 Credits 

CRJC 501 - Criminal Justice Systems 
CRJC 521 - Foundations of Criminological Thought 
CRJC 540 - Research Methods in Criminal Justice 
CRJC 550 - Statistical Applications in Criminal Justice 

 
Criminal Justice Electives: 21 Credits or 15 Credits 

Students may take CRJC 670 up to three times with different topics. Instructor permission is required for CRJC 690 and CRJC 691. May take up to 12 semester hours outside the department (of these, a maximum of 6 hours may be transferred from another university.)  

CRJC 500 - History of Crime Control Policy
CRJC 510 - Criminal Justice Administration
CRJC 531 - Advanced Seminar in Criminological Theory
CRJC 570 - Race, Crime and Justice
CRJC 580 - Gender, Crime and Justice
CRJC 590 - Ethics in Criminal Justice
CRJC 600 - Corporate and Government Crime
CRJC 605 - Policing
CRJC 610 - Organizational Change in Criminal Justice
CRJC 620 - Juvenile Delinquency and Justice
CRJC 630 - Communities, Justice and Social Change
CRJC 640 - Qualitative Methods in Criminal Justice
CRJC 650 - Program Evaluation in Criminal Justice
CRJC 660 - Victimology
CRJC 670 - Special Topics in Criminal Justice
CRJC 690 - Independent Study
CRJC 691 - Independent Study

 
Completion Options 

For more information, please contact our graduate coordinator Dr. Zahra Shekarkhar

Option One: Comprehensive Exam (33 Credits) 

1. Four core courses (12 Credits) 
2. Seven electives (21 Credits) 
3. Written Comprehensive Examination (Pass) 

Option Two: Enhanced Coursework (36 Credits) 

1. Four core courses (12 Credits) 
2. Seven electives (21 Credits) 
3. Successful completion of CRJC 640 Or CRJC 650 Or other advanced research methods course approved by the graduate coordinator (3 Credits) 

Option Three: Thesis (33 Credits) 

1. Four core courses (12 Credits) 
2. Five electives (15 Credits) 
3. Thesis Courses (6 Credits) 

CRJC 698 - Thesis I 
CRJC 699 - Thesis II 
CRJC 899 - Thesis Non-Credit (if applicable)