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Graduate Degree Requirements

The degree requires a minimum of 36 semester hours. Students have a thesis or project option. All students complete 18 hours of core classes. Project students complete a 3 hour project capstone class and 15 hours of electives. Thesis students complete 6 hours of thesis and 12 hours of electives.


Core Classes (18 hours):  
CJ 6310
Issues in Criminal Justice
CJ 6320
Research Design and Methods
CJ 6321
Quantitative Analysis in Criminal Justice
CJ 6330
Advanced Criminology
CJ 6340
Administration in Criminal Justice
CJ 6350 Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation
Project Course (3 hours):
CJ 6301 Criminal Justice Project
Thesis Courses (6 hours):  
CJ 6390 Thesis I
CJ 6391 Thesis II
MSCJ Electives
(15 hours for Project)
Project students select any five additional classes at the 6000 level.
(12 hours for Thesis) Thesis students select any four additional classes at the 6000 level.

A minimum GPA of 3.0 for all course work is required.

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Questions about the Graduation Admissions

Graduate Admissions Office
(713)221-2718 (fax)

Last updated or reviewed on 6/24/13

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