The program consists of 36 graduate semester hours. There is a common core of 6 courses required of all students, comprising 18 semester hours of study. The students must also complete an Exit Requirement of either a thesis or two additional electives in consultation with the MSCJ Director.
Prerequisites must be completed within the first nine hours of graduate course work.
- Undergraduate Statistics (STA 2014) or Research Methods (CCJ 3700)
- Undergraduate Criminological Theory or Introductory Criminology with a theory component
Required Core Courses
Advanced Methods of Criminological Research
(pre-requisite for Quantitative and Qualitative courses)
Law, Deviance and Social Control
Criminal Justice Systems
Quantitative Research Methods
Qualitative Research Methods
course offerings vary
Thesis/demonstration project or graduate level electives
Offical Program of Sudy