Criminal Justice (Online), M.S.

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 33

Minimum Total Hours (Non-Thesis): 33

Program Code: M260

This program has changes pending State Regents approval for 2020-21. These pending changes are not reflected here.

Thesis Option

Required Courses
LSTD 5003Introduction to Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies3
LSTD 5013Interdisciplinary Foundations3
LSCJ 5063Research Methods for Criminal Justice3
LSCJ 5113Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice3
LSCJ 5133Criminal Justice Policy Development3
LSCJ 5153Ethical Decision Making in Criminal Justice3
Thesis
LSTD 5980Research for Master's Thesis 16
Electives
Choose nine hours of graduate electives as approved by faculty advisor and graduate liaison9
Total Credit Hours33

Non-Thesis Option

Required Courses
LSTD 5003Introduction to Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies3
LSTD 5013Interdisciplinary Foundations3
LSCJ 5063Research Methods for Criminal Justice3
LSCJ 5113Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice3
LSCJ 5133Criminal Justice Policy Development3
LSCJ 5153Ethical Decision Making in Criminal Justice3
Research Courses
Non-Thesis
Choose one of the following:6
1. Non-Thesis students who select the comprehensive examination for their completion option will enroll in 6 hours of graduate electives, as approved by faculty advisor and graduate liaison.
2. Non-Thesis students who select the research project for their completion option will enroll in the following:
Research Project in Liberal Studies
Electives
Choose nine hours of graduate electives as approved by faculty advisor and graduate liaison9
Total Credit Hours33

General Requirements for all Master's Degrees

The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.

All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.

Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 32 credit hours.

Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.

Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.

To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).

Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.