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Emphasis - MCJ Homeland Security

M.C.J. in Criminal Justice


The M.C.J. provides the justice practitioner with academic training beyond the bachelor’s degree to enhance skills as criminal justice and homeland security professionals. Two emphases are offered: homeland security and criminal justice.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 36

Course Requirements

The M.C.J. is a 36-graduate-hour program. Students are required to complete a thesis (6 hours) or complete a criminal justice practicum (6 hours). All students must complete the core courses (12 hours), emphasis area courses (9 hours from either the criminal justice or homeland security emphasis course set), and approved electives (9 hours).

Core Courses: CJ 500-Criminal Justice Administration CJ 635-Criminal Justice Research Methods CJ 645-Criminal Justice and Intelligence Analysis CJ 655-Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis

Emphasis Courses: 9 hours from either emphasis areas

Electives and Thesis/Practicum: Students must have a minimum of 9 hours of electives from the courses included in this program or graduate courses approved by the M.C.J. program director. Students must complete a thesis (CJ 697, 6 hours) or a practicum course (CJ 690, 3 hours).

Other Academic Requirements

Students must pass a comprehensive examination in the emphasis area during the last semester of course enrollment.

Emphasis - MCJ Homeland Security


The M.C.J. with emphasis in homeland security provides specific training related to protection of our society and its institutions from both domestic and international threats.

Course Requirements

The M.C.J. degree with emphasis in homeland security requires completion of the following courses, in addition to the core, elective, and thesis/practicum courses. CJ 610-Homeland Security Operations CJ 630-Terrorism: Asymmetrical Conflict CJ 650-Terrorism and Homeland Security CJ 670-Intelligence and Homeland Security

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