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About the program

The Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice (MSCCJ) degree program is designed to provide students with a high level of theoretical and empirical knowledge about crime and criminal justice. Students will gain advanced research skills needed to prepare them for careers as criminal justice researchers and/or continued study in doctoral programs in criminology and/or criminal justice.

Each student will write a thesis that reflects original research and scholarship, which makes a contribution to knowledge in the field, and demonstrates his/her ability to design and carry out an independent research project.

Note: All requirements for the degree must be completed within six years from the date of the first course listed on the program of study

 

Benefits of program

  • Doctoral program preparation
  • Highly ranked graduate program
  • Courses designed and taught by nationally ranked faculty

Plan of study 

The Master of Science Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice is a 30 credit hour program. This includes 24 hours of course work and 6 hours of thesis. 

Students pursuing the Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice will take courses in two core areas:

  1. Theory and research on crime and the criminal justice system and
  2. Research methods and analytical techniques. In consultation with the supervisory committee, the student will select elective course work related to his/her areas of interest. Each student will write a thesis that reflects original research and scholarship, makes a contribution to knowledge in the field, and demonstrates his/her ability to design and carry out an independent research project.

 

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