Criminal Justice, MA
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The MA program in criminal justice is designed to provide criminal justice agency professionals with coursework in criminology and the operation of the criminal justice system and with training in research methods and statistics. The degree program also provides students with advanced training in program planning and management, policy analysis and program evaluation.

Program offered

Criminal Justice, MA

Offered by
Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions


Plan of study

The Plan of study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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Application deadlines

Rolling deadlines – applications accepted year around for Spring, Summer and Fall admission

Program requirements

Required Core (12 credit hours)
CRJ 501 Seminar in Criminal Justice (3)
CRJ 502 Seminar in Criminology (3)
CRJ 510 Criminal Justice Planning and Program Evaluation (3)
CRJ 511 Applied Data Analysis in Criminal Justice (3)

Electives (18 credit hours)

Culminating Experience (3 credit hours)
Capstone Course: CRJ 505 Theory and Practice in Criminal Justice (3)

Additional Curriculum Information
Students can develop specializations in areas such as policing, corrections and management by combining required and elective coursework.

Students should see the academic unit for an approved elective course list. Electives must be at the 500 level.

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