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Master’s in Criminal Justice Curriculum

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Required Core Courses

The 30-credit Criminal Justice curriculum requires degree candidates to take the following four core courses; the student has the option to select the remaining six courses if they do not choose a specialization.

Core Courses

Specialization Options

Specializations are offered in Behavior Analysis, Federal Law Enforcement, Homeland Security and Intelligence and Crime Analysis. This arrangement allows you to create a unique plan of graduate study that is compatible with your interests and career objectives in the field of Criminal Justice.

Behavior Analysis Specialization, MS in Criminal Justice

Click here for Behavior Analysis curriculum overview and Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) requirements.

Federal Law Enforcement Specialization, MS in Criminal Justice

Complete the four (4) core courses, two (2) required concentration courses listed below, two (2) specialized courses listed below and two (2) electives. Electives may be chosen from any of our online course offerings, excluding Behavior Analysis.

Required concentration courses

  • CRJ 633 Federal Criminal Justice
  • CRJ 634 Federal Criminal Law and Prosecution

Specialized area courses (select any two listed below)

  • CRJ 637 Forensic Financial Analysis
  • CRJ 640 Terrorism: Threats and Strategies
  • CRJ 641 Homeland Security

Homeland Security Specialization, MS in Criminal Justice

Complete the four (4) core courses, four (4) specialized courses from the list below, plus two (2) additional electives.

Specialized area courses

  • CRJ 640 Terrorism: Threats and Strategy
  • CRJ 641 Homeland Security
  • CRJ 645 Sociology of Disasters
  • CRJ 646 Risk Assessment

Additional Electives (select any two listed below)

  • CRJ 656 Criminal Justice System
  • CRJ 616 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
  • CRJ 607 Multiculturalism and Diversity in Criminal Justice
  • CRJ 637 Forensic Financial Analysis

Intelligence and Crime Analysis Specialization, MS in Criminal Justice

Complete the four (4) core courses, two (2) required concentration courses listed below, two (2) specialized courses listed below and two (2) electives. Electives may be chosen from any of our online course offerings, excluding Behavior Analysis.

Required concentration courses

  • CRJ 642 Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis
  • CRJ 643 Law Enforcement Intelligence: Policy and Process

Specialized area courses (select any two listed below)

  • CRJ 637 Forensic Financial Analysis
  • CRJ 641 Homeland Security
  • CRJ 640 Terrorism: Threats and Strategies

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