Students pursuing the Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice must complete a minimum of 36 semester hours from among the following areas: Required core courses (18 credits), CRJU electives (12 credits), and research and thesis (6 credits). Full-time graduate students are required to take CRJU 600 and CRJU 670 during the fall semester of their initial enrollment (and are strongly encouraged to take CRJU 655) and CRJU 671 and CRJU 675 during the spring semester of their initial enrollment. Part-time students are required to take CRJU 600, CRJU 670, CRJU 671, and CRJU 675 prior to taking other courses during the semesters in which these courses are offered. Departures from this policy must be approved by the Graduate Coordinator.
Students completing the Master of Arts degree are exempt from the comprehensive written examination. The student is required to successfully complete the oral defense/oral examination as a requirement for graduation.