The MA program on the main campus offers full- or part-time study. The program is appropriate for students who are preparing for doctoral studies, along with careers in research or the administration of criminal justice. The MA program is also available online as as a part-time program.
In addition to meeting the requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies and Research, a student intending to work toward a Master of Arts degree in Criminology will be required to have the following prerequisite academic and/or professional preparation:
All applicants for the Master of Arts degree in Criminology must possess the essence of knowledge offered in the undergraduate (BA) program core courses. These courses are:
If, upon the consideration of the Department of Criminology Graduate Committee, an applicant is deemed to be deficient, the department, through the master’s coordinator, will require appropriate undergraduate courses to remove these deficiencies. Students begin the MA in Criminology program during the Fall semester only. Applicants may apply at any time; however, priority will be given to completed applications received by March 15. After March 15, applications will be received, but admission to the program is contingent upon the availability of space.
Students must choose between a thesis or non-thesis curriculum by the end of their second semester at latest.
A total of 30 semester hours is required, including:
Total 30 cr.
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