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Course Requirements

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.

Required Core Courses (12 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. Students are encouraged to take MCJ 6100 and 6110 during the first semester, and MCJ 6000 and 6120 during the second semester.

Elective Courses (24 credit hours)

The remaining 24 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.