University Catalog

Criminal Justice

Chairperson: F. Barry Schreiber
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 required of all applicants who possess only an undergraduate degree. The GRE is waived for applicants with a post-baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in a country where English is the sole official language. 

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.
  • CJS courses taken at the 400 level will not count in the graduate program.

PLAN A


Option(s): Thesis
Credits: 36
Core: CJS 660. Select one Specialization with approval from the graduate director.
Electives: Specialization 1 (15 credit minimum): 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 credit minimum. The counseling specialization courses are not offered online.): CEEP 651, CEEP 666, CEEP 668, CEEP 672, Select 3 credits from the following: 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 644, CJS 650, CJS 661, CJS 681 (May be repeated to a maximum of six credits), CJS 689, PHIL 582 Specialization 3: Elective track — created by the student and the graduate advisor. Course selection is based upon the needs of the student with advisor approval.
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 (15 credit minimum): 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 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 credit minimum. The counseling specialization courses are not offered online.) CEEP 651, CEEP 666, CEEP 668, CEEP 672, Select 3 credits, 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 644 (1-12 credits), CJS 650, CJS 661, CJS 681. Specialization 3: Elective track — created by the student and the graduate advisor. Course selection for the specialization three is based upon the needs of the student with advisor approval.
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 C


Option(s): Portfolio
Credits: 36
Core: 24 credits from PSEL 610, PSEL 620, PSEL 640, PSEL, 660, PSEL 680PSEL 690
Electives: 12 credits selected from:  CJS 511CJS 515CJS 520, CJS 530, CJS 531CJS 533CJS 545CJS 550CJS 555CJS 589CJS 600CJS 650CJS 660CJS 661CJS 681, MGMT 550MGMT 551MGMT 552MGMT 553MGMT 566MGMT 567COMM 516COMM 520COMM 524COMM 534COMM 605MBA 667PSY 543, PSY 568, PSY 573PSY 590, PSY 621, PSY 522, SOC 545, SOC 556SOC 560SOC 689. Additional electives may be substituted with advisor approval.
Research:


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