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MSCJ Executive Concentration Non-Thesis Option

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  • Fall 1:

    • CJ 5310 Administration of Justice (first 8 weeks)
    • CJ 5315 Research Methods (second 8 weeks)

    Spring 1:

    • CJ 5340 Personnel Practices (first 8 weeks)
    • CJ 5330 Management Principles (second 8 weeks)

    Summer 1:

    • CJ 5325 Statistics in Criminal Justice (10 weeks)
  • Two courses in Fall 2 and two in Spring 2.

    To choose from:

    • CJ 5319 Crime Analysis
    • CJ 5321 Current Legal Issues in Criminal Justice
    • CJ 5322 Police in Society
    • CJ 5333 Race, Class, and Crime
    • CJ 5335 Advanced Crime Theory
    • CJ 5350 Current Issues in Criminal Justice
    • CJ 5355 Intelligence Gathering
    • CJ 5380A Ethics & the Criminal Justice System
    • CJ 5380R Criminal Justice Policy
    • CJ 5380S Criminal Justice Leadership

    For course descriptions, see Graduate Catalog. Please note some of the courses listed in the Catalog are currently not being offered. If you have any questions, please email the graduate advisor on

  • Summer 2:

    • CJ 5370 Professional Paper (10-week course)
  • All MSCJ Executive Concentration students will undertake an oral defense of their professional paper and an oral comprehensive examination upon completion of the above degree requirements.


Admission Criteria

  • Baccalaureate degree in criminal justice or related field from a regionally accredited university.
  • Preferred minimum 3.0 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework (plus any completed graduate courses).
  • Resume/CV showing work experience as a criminal justice professional.
  • Career aspirations (communicated via a statement of purpose).

Information on application procedures may be found here.



Scholarships are available to students in the MSCJ Executive Concentration.

For more information on the program please email: