The Master of Science in Criminal Justice is a multidisciplinary, broad-based program that includes study in the overall criminal justice discipline and stresses
the application of theory and research to current managerial and societal issues. Criminal
justice policy, research methods, data analysis principles, and criminological theory are
introduced early in the program so students can gain skills in applying theory and research
as they investigate various managerial and ethical challenges. The same course may not be
used to fulfill multiple requirements in this degree program.
The Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree requires completion of twelve (12) courses for
thirty-six (36) credits. A baccalaureate degree will qualify applicants to enter this program.
- Develop analytical and critical thinking and interpersonal skills applicable to real-world problems.
- Obtain a thorough knowledge of management skills specifically needed to develop a proactive,
ethical approach to organizational management of a criminal justice agency.
- Gain knowledge of advanced theory and applications of criminal justice practice in the field
as well as within an agency including investigative techniques, criminal theory, ethical leadership, crisis negotiation, community policing, crime prevention and control, and interagency cooperation.
- Perform critical analysis of criminal justice-oriented research and research design.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE DEGREE
|CJ526||Prevention and Control of Crime||CJ500||3|
|CJ546||Advanced Criminal Investigation||CJ541||3|
|CJ551||Methodology for Criminal Justice Research||CJ541||3|
|CJ601||Proactive Criminal Justice Management||CJ500||3|
|CJ606||Multicultural Issues in Criminal Justice||CJ500||3|
|CJ626||Law and Ethics in Criminal Justice||CJ500||3|
|CJ645||Delinquency in America||CJ500||3|
|MG641||Leadership and Organizational Behavior||BA500 or CJ500||3|
|Total Credits Required||36|