College of Arts and Sciences
Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

Degree Requirements

  • Graduate Major

    •  Master of Arts in Criminal Justice: The MACJ curriculum consists of 55 credits: 18 3-credit courses and one 1-credit course. Students will take 10 foundation courses (28 credits) and 9 elective courses (27 credits). Details at this link.

    • Master of Arts in Criminal Justice with Specialization in Criminal Justice Research and Evaluation: The MACJ with Specialization in Criminal Justice Research and Evaluation curriculum consists of 55 credits: 18 3-credit courses and one 1-credit course. Students will take 10 foundation courses (28 credits), 5 elective courses (15 credits), and 4 specialization area courses (12 credits). Details at this link.

    • Master of Arts in Criminal Justice with Specialization in Investigative Criminology: The MACJ with Specialization in Investigative Criminology consists of 55 credits: 18 3-credit courses and one 1-credit course. Students will take 10 foundation courses (28 credits), 5 elective courses (15 credits), and 4 specialization area courses (12 credits). Details at this link

    • Master of Arts in Criminal Justice with Specialization in Victimology: The MACJ with Specialization in Victimology curriculum consists of 55 credits: 18 3-credit courses and one 1-credit course. Students will take 10 foundation courses (28 credits), 5 elective courses (15 credits), and 4 specialization area courses (12 credits). Details at this link

     NOTE

    • Up to 10 (of the 25) Certificate in Crime Analysis credits (with the CRJS prefix only/excluding IS 566 , IS 567 , ECON 566) will apply to the MACJ degree if a student completing the certificate program is admitted to the MACJ degree program upon completion of the certificate program. MACJ graduates and MACJ current students who wish to complete the Certificate in Crime Analysis in addition to the MACJ degree may count up to 10 credits of CRJS courses included in the MACJ degree program toward the Certificate in Crime Analysis.