Curriculum

The Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice is a 32-credit program.

The Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice is a 32-credit program. There are two tracks students can take:

  • Law Enforcement in the 21st Century
  • Justice Advocacy and Reform 

Core Courses (16 credits)

  • Police, Courts, and Corrections
  • Public Policy, Crime, and Criminal Justice
  • Advanced Research Methods & Evaluation
  • Capstone Seminar: Theoretical Application and the Professional Practice

Electives (16 credits)

Students select from the following course electives.

  • Forensic Behavioral Analysis
  • Criminal Justice Administration & Management
  • Civil Rights & Civil Liberties in the Era of Homeland Security
  • Privacy & Surveillance in Information Sharing Environment
  • Advanced Topics in Criminology 
  • Victimology
  • Juvenile Justice & the Legal Rights of Children
  • Prison, Incarceration, & the Treatment of Convicted Persons
  • Race, Ethnicity, & Social Control
  • Girls, Women, & Crime