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    University of North Texas
   
 
  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Criminal Justice with a concentration in Theory and Research, 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:

Thesis or non-thesis option


The degree requires each student to select a thesis or non-thesis option.

Student selecting the thesis option will be required to complete the core curriculum of 15 hours, 15 hours of electives and 6 hours of thesis. Students selecting the thesis option must have departmental consent to enroll in thesis. Students choosing the thesis option must also pass an oral examination in conjunction with a master’s thesis defense. Students selecting the non-thesis option will be required to complete the core curriculum of 15 hours and 21 hours of electives. Students choosing the non-thesis option must also pass a written comprehensive exam covering the core curriculum. 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 restricts interdisciplinary students to online classes.