M.C.J. in Criminal Justice
The Master of Criminal Justice (M.C.J.) promotes evidence-based policy and practice and prepares future leaders in the fields of criminal justice, emergency management, and homeland security by conducting relevant, innovative research and offering cutting-edge courses.
Minimum Total Credit Hours: 30
The M.C.J. is a 30-graduate-hour program. All students must complete the 12 hours of core courses.
- CJ 600 - Criminal Justice Administration
- CJ 601 - Criminal Justice Statistics
- CJ 602 - Criminal Justice Research Methods
- CJ 624 - Theories of Criminal Behavior
Students will select an emphasis in either Criminal Justice Policy and Practice, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, or Criminal Justice Leadership.
Other Academic Requirements
The minimum requirements to graduate are: An overall graduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher; must complete a minimum of three (3) classes in their emphasis; and students must complete all core classes with a minimum grade of B-.
Completion option for the degree will vary by emphasis area.
- Emphasis - Crim. Just. Policy & Practice
- Emphasis - Criminal Justice Leadership
- Emphasis - Homeland Sec & Emergency Mgmt