Master of Science
The Master of Science in Administration of Justice requires 36 credit hours. All students must satisfactorily complete five core courses. A total of four courses may be chosen from an area of specialized concentration. The remaining three courses are taken as electives from any of the courses offered in the program. Students who do not declare a concentration will take a total of seven courses from any of the offerings in the Master of Science in Administration of Justice program.
NOTE: A master’s thesis is not required; however, students who plan to continue studies in a doctoral program are encouraged to write a master’s thesis, which is offered as a three-credit elective. Thesis supervision will be arranged through individual application to the program chair. Quantitative Applications in Criminal Justice (MAJ 6632) is a prerequisite to Thesis Supervision (MAJ 6900).
The Master of Science in Administration of Justice is intended to provide students with the academic capital needed for successful careers in teaching and research. The degree also provides a sound foundation for entry into other professional endeavors and/or the opportunity to meet an intellectual interest in this very challenging field of study.
All students must satisfactorily complete the following core courses:
MAJ 6600 Criminological Theory
MAJ 6602 Criminal Justice Ethics
MAJ 6603 Managing Diversity
MAJ 6604 Technology and Modern Policing
MAJ 6633 Research Methods in Criminal Justice
Students who have not declared a concentration will select seven courses from any of the courses offered in the program to complete their degree.
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2015-2016 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2015 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.