MSCJ Thesis Option

The MSCJ Research Concentration (MSCJ-RES) program requires 30 credit hours of graduate-level coursework. This program is specifically designed for students seeking employment as an analyst in a criminal justice agency or to enter a doctoral program in criminal justice in preparation for a variety of academic and research careers.

Program Requirements

This program requires five core courses, three elective courses, a research thesis, and an oral 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 3.25 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