Apr 12, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminology, M.A.


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The graduate program in Criminology leads to the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree. This degree requires 36 hours for students completing a thesis, project or internship and 39 hours for students selecting the additional coursework option.

The academic goal of the program is to provide students with a comprehensive, in-depth understanding of crime: why it occurs, how it is measured, and how it might be controlled. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to attain successful careers in the criminal justice system or to advance in their current careers.

Undergraduate courses may not be used to fulfill degree requirements.

Degree Requirements


Required Courses (15 hours)


For CRIM 5331 , the following may be substituted: SOCI 5331 For CRIM 5336 , the following may be substituted: SOCI 5336  

Selected TWO from the following core courses (6 hours):


For CRIM 5133 , the following may be substituted: SOCI 5133 . For CRIM 5338 , the following may be substituted: SOCI 5338.

Master’s Option (6 hours + 9 hours Elective courses)


Students may select this option (6 hours + 9 hours electives) or the Coursework Master’s Option (3 hours + 15 hours electives).

Master’s Options Courses


Choose ONE of the following courses.
Additional Information

Students choosing one these three options must complete 3 hours per semester for two consecutive semesters for a total of 6 hours. Students choosing one of these options must also select an additional 9 hours of electives from Criminology and/or other relevant disciplines with approval of an academic adviser for a total of 36 degree hours.

Coursework Option


Students may choose the option below in place of a master’s thesis, project, or internship.

Coursework Master’s Option courses (3 hours + 15 hours Elective Courses)


Additional Information

Students selecting the coursework option must take an additional 15 hours of electives from Criminology and/or other relevant disciplines for a total of 39 hours.

Students may not enroll in CRIM 6735  until they have completed at least 24 hours of their degree plan.

Available Criminology Electives


Criminology Electives:


For CRIM 5135 , the following may be substituted: SOCI 5135. For CRIM 5335 , the following may be substituted: SOCI 5335.

Additional Information

Courses from the core course list not utilized to fulfill the core requirement may be used as electives.

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