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Department of Criminal Justice
The UHD Department of Criminal Justice currently offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree with a major in Criminal Justice. This degree will help UHD graduates provide leadership, critical thinking, and knowledge in the areas of:
The M.S. in Criminal Justice curriculum provides for the development of skills in criminal justice planning, implementation, and evaluation to ensure that the management and administration of the criminal justice system is effective, efficient, and responsive to community needs.
Research methods and statistical analysis are central elements in the curriculum.
It is through these types of experiences that the Department forges cooperative relationships between the University and the criminal justice community. This relationship provides practitioners with an opportunity to evaluate management and programming decisions, and understand how these decisions benefit both the agency and community at large.
Students graduating with an M.S. in Criminal Justice will demonstrate competency in the following knowledge content areas:
Additionally, students graduating with an M.S. in Criminal Justice will also demonstrate competency in the following thinking skills:
Students will demonstrate knowledge of these content areas and skills through course work, Criminal Justice projects, and thesis (optional).
|Core Classes (18 hours):|
|Course ID||Course Name|
|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|
|(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.|
Applicants must complete and submit the following documentation to the Office of Admissions prior to the admissions. Click here to apply.
Click here to download the MSCJ Handbook.
Clete Snell, Ph.D.
Register today! We look forward to working with you to tailor your academic program to your career goals. If you have any questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the program advisor.
For more information in applying at UHD, visit the UHD Admission page.
Last updated or reviewed on 1/7/15