In addition to the Graduate School admission requirements, applicants must submit: (1) two letters of reference from people acquainted with the applicant's background and potential and (2) a brief autobiographical statement describing particular interests, experiences and goals related to academic and professional work in criminal justice.
Applicants are evaluated with respect to (1) undergraduate grade point average; a minimum GPA of 3.0 based on the last 60 hours is required for consideration of admission to degree status; (2) amount, type and scope of undergraduate preparation; and (3) reference letters. Final recommendation on a candidate's admission to the MACJ program is made to the Graduate School by the graduate coordinator of the Criminal Justice program.
Students pursuing the MA degree in criminal justice may follow either a thesis or a non-thesis option. Both program options require a minimum of 36 hours, including 24 hours taken in courses numbered 700 or above. Core Curriculum. All degree candidates are required to complete CJ 802, 893, 894, and 897 with a grade of B or better in each course. It is recommended that all core courses be completed in the first two semesters of study. Students selecting the thesis option may count up to 6 hours of thesis credit toward the required 36-hour total.
The MACJ degree requires a minimum of 36 hours, including 24 hours taken in courses numbered 700 or above.
Students selecting the thesis option must pass an oral defense of the thesis.
CJ 802 - Quantitative Methods for Public Sector Professionals (offered during fall semester)
CJ 893 - Seminar in Applied Criminal Theory (offered during spring semester)
CJ 894 - Proseminar in Criminal Justice (offered during fall semester)
CJ 897 - Advanced Research Methods (offered during spring semester)
CJ 501 - Integrity in Public Service
CJ 513 - Violent Crime
CJ 515 - Sex Crimes
CJ 516 - Profiling
CJ 517 - Homicide Investigation
CJ 518 - CJ & Crime in Film
CJ 541 - Med. & Lgl. Aspects of Dth. Invest.
CJ 551 - Workshop in CJ
CJ 593 - Crime Causation & CJ Policy
CJ 600 - Forensic Anthropology
CJ 610 - Correctional Counseling
CJ 641 - Forensic Psychiatry
CJ 643 - Forensic Science
CJ 651 - Dispute Resolution
CJ 652 - Juvenile Just. & Social Plcy.
CJ 692 - Community Policing
CJ 781 - Cooperative Education/Internship
CJ 783 - Avcd. Sp. Topics in CJ
CJ 796 - Criminal Typologies
CJ 797 - Pub. Plcy. Anal. & Prgm. Eval.
CJ 816 - Correctional Administration
CJ 820 - Terrorism & Mod. Society
CJ 850 - Workshop
CJ 853 - Crime Prev. thr. Environ. Dsgn.
CJ 861 - Police Administration
CJ 873 - Avcd. Criminal Law
CJ 874 - Qualitative Methods
CJ 882 - Individual Directed Study
CJ 891 - Seminar in Judicial Process
CJ 895 - Seminar in Policing
CJ 896 - Seminar in Corrections
CJ 898 - Appl. Research Paper
CJ 900 - Thesis