1792 - Criminal Justice Studies

General

Program Title
Criminal Justice Studies
Degree Designation
MS
Program Level
Graduate
Instruction Mode
Online and On Campus
Program Description
Three graduate program tracks: criminal justice administration, criminal justice counseling, or a developed elective track.The curriculum is course-centered and traditional. Central to the Master of Science in Criminal Justice are the resea
Department(s)
Criminal Justice
College/School
School of Public Affairs
Status
Active

Requirements

Admissions Requirements

  • The GRE is not required.

Notes

2.75

Graduate Plan A

Core: 36

Electives: 9 credits: CJS 611, CJS 660, CJS 689.

Research: 15 credits: Choose from the following list of graduate courses or from graduate courses with graduate advisor approval: CEEP 651, CEEP 666, CEEP 668, CEEP 672, CEEP 678; CJS 600, CJS, 601, CJS 644 (a maximum of 6 credits may be applied), CJS 650, CJS 661, CJS 681, CJS 689 (may be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits); CMTY 522, CMTY 551, CMTY 552; GERO 530, GERO 620; MPA 602, MPA 603, MPA 604, MPA 606, MPA 620, MPA 621; PHIL 582; SW 610, SW 634.

Graduate Plan B

Credits: 12 credits: CJS 677 (3 credits), CJS 679 (3 credits), CJS 699 (6 credits).

Graduate Plan C

Electives: 9 credits: CJS 611, CJS 660, CJS 689.

Research: 15 credits: Choose from the following list of graduate courses or from graduate courses with graduate advisor approval: CEEP 651, CEEP 666, CEEP 668, CEEP 672, CEEP 678; CJS 600, CJS 601, CJS 650, CJS 661, CJS 681, CJS 689 (may be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits); CMTY 522, CMTY 551, CMTY 552; GERO 530, GERO 620; MPA 602, MPA 603, MPA 604, MPA 606, MPA 620, MPA 621; PHIL 582; SW 610, SW 634.

See program website for additional information.

Learning Outcomes

Objective
Administration of Justice: Contemporary criminal justice system, major systems of social control and their policies and practices; ethics, victimology, juvenile justice; compariative criminal justice.
Objective
Corrections: History, theory, practice and legal environment, development of correctional philosophy, ethics, incarceration, diversions, community-based corrections, treatment of offenders.
Objective
Law Adjudication: Criminal law, criminal procedures, ethics, prosecution, defense, and court procedures and decision-making.
Objective
Law Enforcement: History, theory, practice and legal environment, police organization, discretion, ethics and subculture.
Objective
Research and Analytic Methods: Quantitative and qualitative methods for conducting and analyzing criminal justice research in a manner appropriate for undergraduate students. Application of data analysis and statistics for measuring cirme and assessing criminal justice system responses to crime.
Objective
Theories of Crime and Justice: The nature and causes of crime, typologies, offenders, and victims; policy implications of theories; ethics; legal and criminal justice system responses to crime and victimization.

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