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Master of Science in

Criminal Justice

Program Description

Master of Science in Criminal Justice

The graduate level Criminal Justice program prepares students for entry and advancement into a criminal justice related career. Students will gain advanced knowledge of the justice system and law enforcement processes, from police patrol procedures, courts, terrorism, forensic science, correctional facilities, and probation and parole systems.

Upon successful completion of the Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree, students will have acquired the knowledge and skills to:

  • Explain the scientific study of crime, criminals, the law-making process, the criminal justice system and the treatment of offenders.
  • Evaluate the scientific study of crime, criminals, the law-making process, the criminal justice system, and the treatment of offenders.
  • Utilize critical thinking, analytical and interpersonal skills applicable to real-world problems.
  • Implement solutions for law enforcement, criminal investigation, and the management and administration of criminal justice related activities.
  • Apply sound criminal justice principles and decision making to planning, organizing, and coordinating operations.

Program Plan for the Master of Science in Criminal Justice

CJS 500Criminal Law3
CJS 505Criminal Justice Ethics3
CJS 510Advanced Criminal Procedure3
CJS 520Criminology3
CJS 530Law Enforcement Management3
CJS 545Drug Enforcement3
CJS 550Forensic Science3
CJS 560Dynamics of Family Violence3
CJS 590Interview & Interrogation3
CJS 699Graduate Capstone3
RES 500Research Methods3
 CORE TOTAL33
CJS 515Technology in Law Enforcement3
CJS 565Use of Force in Law Enforcement3
CJS 575Police Administration3
CJS 580Terrorism & Homeland Security3
CJS 585Corrections3
 ELECTIVE TOTAL  3
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