Criminal Justice

From homelessness to substance abuse to poverty, a variety of factors contribute to criminal behavior in modern society. In the Criminal Justice specialization, you will explore both traditional and contemporary intervention and rehabilitation approaches for offenders as well as their victims. By examining the factors that contribute to criminal behavior, you can identify the key challenges facing the criminal justice system today—and what you as a human services professional can do to help address these problems.

This specialization can prepare you to lead programs within prisons, probation, and parole programs. Other career opportunities include policy and planning in the Bureau of Prisons, Department of Justice, or halfway and rehabilitation programs.

Note on Licensure: The MS in Human and Social Services program, including its specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist.

Completion Requirements

  • 53 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (3 cr.)
    • Core courses (35 cr.)
    • Elective/specialization courses (15 cr.)
    • Capstone (5 cr.)

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

Courses

Quarter Course Code Course Credits
Quarter 1 Course Code HUMN 6000 Course Foundation of Graduate Study in Human Services Credits (3 cr.)
Quarter 1 Course Code HUMN 6150 Course Helping Individuals, Organizations, and Communities: Introduction to Human Services Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 2 Course Code HUMN 6152 Course Human Services Administration Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 2 Course Code HUMN 6011 Course Interviewing and Case Management in Human and Social Services Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 3 Course Code HUMN 6100 Course Introduction to Research and Evaluation in Human and Social Services Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 3 Course Code HUMN 6200 Course Cross-Cultural Ethics in Human and Social Services Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 4 Course Code HUMN 6350 Course Historical and Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 4 Course Code HUMN 6207 Course Grant Writing Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 5 Course Code HUMN 6511 Course Treatment of Forensic Populations Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 5 Course Code HUMN 6530 Course Forensic Applications in Community Settings Credits (5 cr.)
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