To earn a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration, a student must:
- Complete 30 graduate hours of study including six core courses and four electives. A master's thesis may substitute for two elective courses.
- Earn an overall QPA of 3.0 for all graduate courses (including those in which the student did not achieve a passing grade or receive credit).
- File an Application for Degree form in the Registrar's Office by February 1 of the year of degree completion.
Six core courses:
- Research Methods in Criminal Justice
- Organizational and Human Behavior
- Professional Ethics
- Criminal Justice Planning and Evaluation
- Government Management or Advanced Research/Analysis
- Advanced Criminology or Historical and Comparative Criminal Justice
Choose four elective courses
- Issues in Correctional Administration
- Historical and Comparative Criminal Justice
- Organized and White Collar Crime
- Issues in Criminal Justice
- Issues in Juvenile Justice
- Public Law and Public Administration
- Politics of Crime
- Women and Crime
- Law and Society
- Forensic Science
- Advanced Criminology
- Theories in Corrections and Criminal Justice
- Policy, Politics, Community Coalitions in Administration of Justice
- Seminar: Political Crime and Terrorism
- Supervised Justice Administration Readings
- Seminar: Computers, Crime and Criminology
- Seminar: Crime Analysts
- Seminar: Criminology and Crime Policy
- Seminar: Drugs, Crime and Culture
- Seminar: Public Policy Analysis
- Seminar: Special Topics in Juvenile and Criminal Justice
Note: Students who elect a six-credit thesis take only two criminal justice electives. The thesis substitutes for the third and fourth elective courses.
The Criminal Justice Administration Program offers a graduate certificate option, click here for more details.