The Master of Criminal Justice degree requires the completion of 36 semester hours. A minimum GPA of 3.0 for all courses is required for graduation.
Students in a catalog year prior to the 23-24 catalog year shown below have a slightly different curriculum (consisting of 9 credit hours of core courses and 27 credit hours of elective courses). Students are encouraged to reach out to the MCJ Director Mckenzie Wood (firstname.lastname@example.org) for clarification about their catalog year and curriculum requirements.
Required Core Courses (15 credit hours)
You must receive a grade of "B-" or better in each core course. Any core course in which you receive a grade lower than a "B-" must be retaken.
- MCJ 6100. Contemporary Criminal Justice (3)
- MCJ 6110. Research Methods in Criminal Justice (3)
- MCJ 6210. American Criminal Courts (3)
- MCJ 6220. Contemporary Law Enforcement (3)
- MCJ 6230. Contemporary Corrections (3)
Elective Courses (21 credit hours)
The remaining 21 semester hours will be selected from elective courses of interest to you. You are allowed to receive one "C" grade in any of your elective courses. All remaining elective courses must be completed with a grade of "B-" or better. Also, students are limited to a combined total of 6 semester hours for all trip, workshop, or conference related courses and 3 semester hours for directed readings. Any courses taken beyond the 6 semester hour or 3 semester hour limits will not count towards graduation.
- MCJ 6070. Terrorism (3)
- MCJ 6080. Media and Crime (3)
- MCJ 6090. Ethics in Criminal Justice (3)
- MCJ 6120. Theories of Crime and Delinquency (3)
- MCJ 6130. Law and Social Control (3)
- MCJ 6140. Technology and Innovation in Criminal Justice (3)
- MCJ 6150. Race, Class, Gender and Criminal Justice (3)
- MCJ 6160. Criminal Justice Policy Analysis (3)
- MCJ 6170. Juvenile Justice & Delinquency (3)
- MCJ 6180. Contemporary Legal Issues (3)
- MCJ 6190. Legal Foundations of Criminal Justice (3)
- MCJ 6200. Advanced Victimology (3)
- MCJ 6250. Punishment and Society (3)
- MCJ 6250. Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System (3)
- MCJ 6255. Great Thoughts in Criminal Justice (3)
- MCJ 6260. Graduate Readings (3)
- MCJ 6810. Experimental Course (1-3)