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Emphasis - Homeland Sec & Emergency Mgmt

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

Course Requirements

The M.C.J. is a 30-graduate-hour program. All students must complete the 12 hours of core courses.

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 - Homeland Sec & Emergency Mgmt


The M.C.J. with emphasis in emergency management and homeland security prepares a graduate for a variety of criminal justice and related positions.

Course Requirements

Students enrolled in Homeland Security and Emergency Management emphasis (fully online) are required to take the 12 hours of core classes as online courses. This emphasis also requires a minimum of three (3) of the following (i.e., 9 credits):

Degree Culmination: Criminal Justice Capstone

All students must complete the CJ 693: Capstone Course. This class is 3 credit hours.. Students must complete this course with a grade of B- or above. All students must receive approval from the Graduate Program Coordinator.

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