General Program

Explore the various theories and research that aim to answer the “why” behind criminal behavior. The General Program can help you gain a unique blend of technology, homeland security, and management skills that you can apply immediately on the job or use to advance your career.

Tempo Learning, Competency-Based Education Option

In addition to the course-based program, the MS in Criminal Justice General specialization is also offered through Tempo Learning®, our self-paced, competency-based education option. Learn more.

Completion Requirements

  • 48 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (3 cr.)
    • Core courses (25 cr.)
    • Elective courses (15cr)
    • Capstone course (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 specialist at 855-646-5286.

Courses

Note: Students in the General Program will choose three elective courses from the program’s optional specialization courses.

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code CRJS 6002 Course Foundations of Graduate Study Credits (3 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 6137 Course The Nature of Crime and Criminology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 6215 Course Controversies in Criminal Justice Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 6216 Course Criminal Justice Research Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 6511 Course Special Populations Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 6203 Course Victimology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code Course - Elective - Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code Course - Elective - Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code Course - Elective - Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 6910 Course Capstone: Criminal Justice Ethics and Social Justice Credits (5 cr.)
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