Graduate Curriculum/Plan of Study

Criminal Justice Online Programs

Graduate Curriculum/Plan of Study

The Executive Master's in Criminal Justice Degree Program has two tracks:

(a) The Thesis Options, and

(b) The Non-Thesis Option

A student who chooses the Thesis Option will earn a Master of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice. Thesis option students are required to complete 18 hours core, 12 hours concentration and 6 hours thesis (for a total of 36cr. hrs.). The Non-Thesis Option students earn a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. The Non-Thesis option students are required to complete 18 hours core, 12 hours concentration, 6 hour of electives (a total of 36cr. hrs.) and a Capstone Project or Comprehensive Examination.

Program Curriculum (36 cr. hrs.)

SECTION A: Core Courses (18 semester hours)

    EMCJ 510

Criminal Justice Systems

3 hours

 

    EMCJ 511

Criminal Justice Theory, Policy &Practice

3 hours

    EMCJ 512

Criminology

3 hours

 

    EMCJ 513

Legal & Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice

3 hours

    EMCJ 514

Statistics

3 hours

 

    EMCJ 515

Research Methods ( In Social Science)

3 hours

 

SECTION B: Concentration Options
Students will choose one of the following concentrations: B1 or B2 or B3 or B4:

B1: Criminal Investigation Concentration (12 semester hours)

EMCJ 520

Advanced Crime Scene Investigation

 

3 hours

EMCJ 521

Advanced Interviews & Interrogation

 

3 hours

EMCJ 522

Crime Scene Analysis & Reconstruction

 

3 hours

EMCJ 523

Case Preparation & Testifying

 

3 hours

 

 

B2: Law Enforcement Concentration (12 semester hours)

EMCJ 530

Advanced Police Administration

3 hours

 

EMCJ 531

Community Policing

3 hours

 

EMCJ 543

Human Resources Management in Corrections and Law Enforcement

 

3 hours

EMCJ 533

Constitutional & Criminal Law

3 hours

 

 

B3: Corrections Concentration (12 semester hours)

EMCJ 540

Advanced Seminar in Corrections

 

3 hours

 

EMCJ 541

Community-Based Corrections: Probation, Parole, etc.

 

3 hours

EMCJ 542

Correctional Administration

 

3 hours

 

EMCJ 543

Human Resources Management in Corrections and Law Enforcement

 

3 hours

 

B4: Public Policy Concentration (12 semester hours)

EMPA 515

Public Policy in Criminal Justice Organizations

 

3 hours

EMPA 540

Methods of Public Policy Analysis

3 hours

 

EMPA 541

Management Decisions Models

3 hours

 

EMPA544

Program Evaluation

3 hours

 

 

SECTION C: Students who elect Non-Thesis option will choose C1 or C2, while students who elect Thesis option will choose C3 below.

C1

EMCJ  501

EMCJ 502

Capstone Project I 


Capstone Project 2 

0 hours


0 hours

           And

       

Electives         

6 hours

 

 

                   OR

 

C2

EMCJ 597

Comprehensive Examination

0 hours

 

                 And

 

Electives

6 hours

 

OR

 

C3

EMCJ 600

                     Thesis 

 

6 hours

 

 

 

 

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