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M.S. in Criminal Justice (Effective Fall 2008)

36 Units

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I. Required Courses (all six of the following courses totaling 18 units)
Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Former CRIM Course Equivalent
CRJU 504

Advanced Criminological Theory (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice and Emergency Management masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 581

CRJU 520

Advanced Criminal Justice Research Methods (3)

CRJU 320 and 325 or equivalent undergraduate-level social scientific research methods and statistics courses. Restricted to Criminal Justice and Emergency Management masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 583

CRJU 525

Advanced Criminal Justice Statistics (3)

CRJU 320 and 325 or equivalent undergraduate-level social scientific research methods and statistics courses. Restricted to Criminal Justice and Emergency Management masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 582

CRJU 530

Criminal Justice Ethics, Values, and Diversity (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice and Emergency Management masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 512

PPA 500

Foundations of Public Policy and Administration (3)

 

Not applicable

CRJU 551

Proseminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice (3)

CRJU 504. Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 584

II. Options (one of the following two options totaling 18 units)

Option

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Former CRIM Course Equivalent

Thesis Option

4 courses
(12 units)

and

2 thesis-courses
(6 units)

CRJU 400-Level
or 600-Level

Elective
(see options below in Sections III and IV)

Varies; see below

Varies

CRJU 400-Level
or 600-Level
Elective
(see options below in Sections III and IV)
Varies; see below Varies
CRJU 600-Level Elective
(see options below in Section IV)
Varies; see below Varies
CRJU 600-Level Elective
(see options below in Section IV)
Varies; see below Varies
CRJU 694 Thesis I Advancement to Candidacy CRIM 695
CRJU 698 Thesis II Advancement to Candidacy CRIM 698
Comprehensive
Examination
Option

6 courses
(18 units)

and

Comprehensive
Examination

CRJU 400-Level
or 600-Level
Elective
(see options below in Sections III and IV)
Varies; see below Varies
CRJU 400-Level
or 600-Level
Elective
(see options below in Sections III and IV)
Varies; see below Varies
CRJU 600-Level Elective
(see options below in Section IV)
Varies; see below Varies
CRJU 600-Level Elective
(see options below in Section IV)
Varies; see below Varies
CRJU 600-Level Elective
(see options below in Section IV)
Varies; see below Varies
CRJU 600-Level Elective
(It is strongly recommended that students take CRJU 697 to prepare for the comprehensive examination)
Varies; see below Varies
CRJU EXAM Master's Comprehensive Examination Advancement to Candidacy and Completion of a minimum of 27 units

None; New Option

Note: Students enrolled in the full-time, on-campus program may opt to write a thesis or take the comprehensive examination. Given the nature of the off-campus, accelerated master's program offered through UCES, students in that program complete their master's degrees by passing the comprehensive examination.

III. 400-Level Criminal Justice Elective Courses with an Asterisk (*)
Note: Graduate students may take a maximum of two such courses (Totaling 6 units)
Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Former CRIM Course Equivalent
*CRJU 401

Victimology (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 373

*CRJU 402

Crime and Inequality (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

None;
New Course

*CRJU 403

Comparative Criminal Justice
and Transnational Crime (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 484

*CRJU 406

Delinquency and the Juvenile Justice System (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 487

*CRJU 407 White Collar Crime (3) Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor. None;
New Course
*CRJU 410

Police Administration (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 325

*CRJU 412

Criminal Investigation (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 361

*CRJU 420

Legal Aspects of Corrections (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 356

*CRJU 421

Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 470

*CRJU 423

Correctional Environments (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 369

*CRJU 450

Criminal Justice Response to Domestic Violence (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 492

*CRJU 460

Substance Abuse and the Criminal Justice System (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 339

IV. 600-Level Criminal Justice Elective Courses

Course Number

Course Name Prerequisites Former CRIM Course Equivalent
CRJU 604

Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Criminal Justice (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

None;
New Course

CRJU 621

Administration and Management of
Criminal Justice Organizations (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 621

CRJU 631

Legal Issues in Criminal Justice (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice and Emergency Management masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 551

CRJU 640

Criminalistics: Forensic Science and the Crime Laboratory (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 562

CRJU 641

Investigating High-Tech Crimes (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 563

CRJU 642

Forensic Psychology and the Criminal Justice System (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

None;
New Course

CRJU 643

Forensic Pathology: The Medico-Legal Investigation of Death (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

None;
New Course

CRJU 690

Advanced, Specialized Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 599

CRJU 691

Instructional Strategies for Criminal Justice Professionals (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

None;
New Course

CRJU 695

Directed Readings/Independent Study (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

CRIM 590

CRJU 697

Directed Research (3)

Restricted to Criminal Justice masters students; all other students must have consent from Graduate Advisor.

None;
New Course