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.
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.