2013-2014 Graduate Catalog

Criminal Justice M.A.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Degree Requirements — 34 Credits

See “Department of Criminal Justice”.

Degree Requirements

Required Major Core Credits — 19 hours

CRJ 531Seminar in Law & Society

3

CRJ 550Organization and Management of Criminal Justice

3

CRJ 560Seminar in Criminology and Crime Policy

3

CRJ 580Advanced Research Methods for Criminal Justice

3

CRJ 582Statistics for Criminal Justice Research

3

CRJ 610Criminal Justice Planning, Policy, and Change

3

LIB 550Library Research in Criminal Justice

1

Elective Credits — 15 hours

Select one of the elective options from the list below:

Thesis Option: Complete 6 credit hours of CRJ 669 (Thesis), 6 credit hours of CRJ-prefix courses at the 500-level or above, and 3 credit hours at the 500-level or above from any department. Students must have at least a 3.5 GPA in their graduate program in order to be approved for this option.

Capstone Project Option: Complete 3 credit hours of CRJ 967 (Capstone Project), 6 credit hours of CRJ-prefix courses at the 500-level or above, and 6 credit hours at the 500-level or above from any department. Students who choose this option will complete an applied project in consultation with an agency.

Comprehensive Examination Option: Complete 9 credit hours of CRJ-prefix courses at the 500-level or above and 6 credit hours at the 500-level or above from any department. Students who choose this option must take the written comprehensive examination in the semester in which they graduate and must be registered for UNC credit that semester.