MSCJ Non-Thesis Option

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) Non-Thesis Option program requires 36 credit hours of graduate-level coursework. The curriculum for this MSCJ degree option provides a broad overview of criminal justice research and practice, allowing students to develop further knowledge and skills at the graduate level. This program is suitable for those seeking additional training in criminal justice to prepare them for an array of careers within the field.

Program Requirements

This program requires five core courses, seven elective courses, and a comprehensive examination.

Visit the Graduate Catalog for a full list of courses and descriptions. Please note some of the courses listed in the Catalog are currently not being offered. If you have any questions, email our graduate advisor.

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Admissions Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree in criminal justice or related field from a regionally accredited university.
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework (plus any completed graduate courses).
  • Resume/CV.
  • Suitable career aspirations (communicated via a statement of purpose).
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Students applying to enter the program in fall who meet the February 1 priority deadline are eligible to apply for graduate assistantships and scholarships. Review the application deadlines.

Have Questions? Contact Us!

MSCJ Program Coordinator & Graduate Advisor
Sean Patrick Roche, Ph.D.

Administrative Assistant II
Miranda Najera