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  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
2013-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, M.S., Forensic Psychology Concentration


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M.S., Criminal Justice


A total of 36 credits is required for the degree of master of science in criminal justice. Some students are required to complete an additional three credits (frequently CJST 6610 - Administration of Justice ) if the graduate advisor finds that they do not have an adequate background in criminal justice. All degree candidates must complete the core curriculum. After consultation with an advisor, students select electives from a list of approved courses.

The transfer of credit from other institutions is permitted subject to the Graduate School policy on transfer credit detailed elsewhere in this catalog.

Thesis or Comprehensive Examination

Students may elect to undertake a thesis project in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree. Registration for a minimum of six thesis credits (CJST 6697  and CJST 6698 ) would be required. The thesis must show ability to organize materials in a clear and original manner and to present well-reasoned conclusions. Thesis preparation and submission must comply with the Graduate School policy on theses as well as specific departmental requirements. Detailed information is available from the student’s advisor.

Students who do not elect to undertake thesis work must pass a comprehensive final examination. This examination may be oral, written, or both, and is based on the program of study that the student has completed for the degree. Additional information about the comprehensive examination is available from the student’s advisor.

Concentration in Forensic Psychology


This program, offered jointly by the departments of criminal justice and psychology, is for those currently working in the justice system, or those planning such a career, who are interested in how psychology and law interact in the administration of justice.

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