University Catalog

Criminal Justice

Chairperson: Mary Clifford
Address: 257 Stewart Hall
Phone: 320.308.4101
Email: criminaljustice@stcloudstate.edu
Website: www.stcloudstate.edu/criminaljustice

MS in Criminal Justice (36-42 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.75
  • The GRE is not required.

Notes

  • One-half of the minimum requirements for the entire program must be completed in 600-level courses.
  • 500-level courses may not be used on a student's program if the concomitant 400-level course was completed at the undergraduate level at St. Cloud State University.
  • Cross-listed 400/500 courses taken at the undergraduate level (i.e., 400-level), cannot be reapplied or recounted as electives in the Master's program.

PLAN A


Option(s): Thesis
Credits: 36
Core: CJS 660. Select one Specialization with approval from the graduate director.
Electives: Specialization 1: Criminal Justice Administration (15 credits). Required: CJS 611. Electives (select 4 courses): CJS 541, CJS 585, CJS 502, CJS 511, CJS 515, CJS 520, CJS 525, CJS 530, CJS 531, CJS 533, CJS 540, CJS 545, CJS 546, CJS 550, CJS 552, CJS 554, CJS 555, CJS 557, CJS 561, CJS 565, CJS 570, CJS 573, CJS 580, CJS 582, CJS 584, CJS 589, CJS 591, CJS 593, CJS 596, CJS 600, CJS 601, CJS 644, CJS 650, CJS 661, CJS 681, CJS 689, PHIL 582, POL 582, POL 583, POL 584. Specialization 2: Criminal Justice Counseling (15 credits). Required: CEEP 651, CEEP 666, CEEP 668, CEEP 672 (these CEEP courses are not offered online). Electives (select 1 course): CJS 502, CJS 511, CJS 515, CJS 520, CJS 525, CJS 530, CJS 531, CJS 533, CJS 540, CJS 541, CJS 545, CJS 546, CJS 550, CJS 554, CJS 561, CJS 565, CJS 570, CJS 573, CJS 580, CJS 582, CJS 585, CJS 589, CJS 593, CJS 600, CJS 601, CJS 611, CJS 644, CJS 650, CJS 661, CJS 681, CJS 689, PHIL 582. Specialization 3: Elective Track (15 credits). An unique program of study is designed to meet the student’s career objectives. It will include either a thesis (CJS 699 - 6 credits) or a practicum ( CJS 644 - 12 credits).
Research: CEEP 678, CJS 677, CJS 679, CJS 699

PLAN C


Option(s): Portfolio
Credits: 42
Core: CJS 660, CJS 644, CJS 689. Select one Specialization with approval from the graduate director.
Electives: Specialization 1: Criminal Justice Administration (15 credits). Required: CJS 611. Electives (select 4 courses): CJS 541, CJS 585, CJS 502, CJS 511, CJS 515, CJS 520, CJS 525, CJS 530, CJS 531, CJS 533, CJS 540, CJS 545, CJS 546, CJS 550, CJS 552, CJS 554, CJS 555, CJS 557, CJS 561, CJS 565, CJS 570, CJS 573, CJS 580, CJS 582, CJS 584, CJS 589, CJS 591, CJS 593, CJS 596, CJS 600, CJS 601, CJS 644, CJS 650, CJS 661, CJS 681, CJS 689, PHIL 582, POL 582, POL 583, POL 584. Specialization 2: Criminal Justice Counseling (15 credits). Required: CEEP 651, CEEP 666, CEEP 668, CEEP 672 (these CEEP courses are not offered online). Electives (select 1 course): CJS 502, CJS 511, CJS 515, CJS 520, CJS 525, CJS 530, CJS 531, CJS 533, CJS 540, CJS 541, CJS 545, CJS 546, CJS 550, CJS 554, CJS 561, CJS 565, CJS 570, CJS 573, CJS 580, CJS 582, CJS 585, CJS 589, CJS 593, CJS 600, CJS 601, CJS 611, CJS 644, CJS 650, CJS 661, CJS 681, CJS 689, PHIL 582. Specialization 3: Elective Track (15 credits). An unique program of study is designed to meet the student’s career objectives. It will include either a thesis (CJS 699 - 6 credits) or a practicum ( CJS 644 - 12 credits).
Research: CEEP 678, CJS 677, CJS 679


MS in Public Safety Executive Leadership (36 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.75
  • Public safety executive leadership degree candidates must have had at least two years full-time paid employment by a public safety-related organization for admission consideration.  (See Criminal Justice Department website for exceptions).
  • The GRE is not required.

PLAN B


Option(s): Other
Other: Culminating Project
Credits: 36
Core: 24 credits from PSEL 610, PSEL 620, PSEL 640, PSEL 660, PSEL 680, PSEL 690
Electives: 12 credits selected from: CJS 511, CJS 515, CJS 520, CJS 530, CJS 531, CJS 533, CJS 545, CJS 550, CJS 555, CJS 589, CJS 600, CJS 650, CJS 660, CJS 661, CJS 681, MGMT 550, MGMT 551, MGMT 552, MGMT 553, MGMT 566, MGMT 567, COMM 516, COMM 520, COMM 524, COMM 534, COMM 605, MBA 667, PSY 543, PSY 573, PSY 590, SOC 556, SOC 560, SOC 689. Additional electives may be substituted with advisor approval.
Research:



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