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    May 28, 2023  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice with a concentration in Justice Policy and Administration, MS

The program requires satisfactory completion of a minimum of 36 hours beyond the bachelor’s degree. The degree includes the core curriculum of 15 hours, which must be completed by all students.

Plus 3 hours from

In addition, students must complete one of the following two courses in the core curriculum:

Comprehensive examination

The degree requires each student pass a written comprehensive examination. Students must enroll in CJUS 5770 - Capstone in Criminal Justice  during the last semester of their course work. In this course, students must pass a written comprehensive examination covering the core curriculum of criminal justice policy, criminological theory, research methods, and either legal aspects of criminal justice or criminal justice administration.

All course work applied toward the Master of Science with a major in criminal justice must be at the 5000 level.

Additional information

The Department of Criminal Justice also participates in a program leading to the master’s degree with a major in interdisciplinary studies, which is administered by the Toulouse Graduate School. The Department of Criminal Justice does restrict interdisciplinary studies students to online classes. For further information about the interdisciplinary studies program, consult the Toulouse Graduate School section of the catalog or contact the Department of Criminal Justice graduate advisor.