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 — 22 hours

CRJ 510Criminal Justice System

3

CRJ 550Organization and Management of Criminal Justice

3

CRJ 560Crime Theories

3

CRJ 570Issues of Diversity in Criminal Justice

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 — 12 hours

Select one of the elective options from the list below:

Thesis Option: Complete 6 credit hours of CRJ 699 (Thesis), and 6 credit hours of 500-level or above CRJ-prefix courses or advisor-approved courses from other departments. 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 697 (Capstone Project), and 9 credit hours of 500-level or above CRJ-prefix courses or advisor-approved courses from other departments. At least 3 credit hours must be CRJ-prefix credits. Students who choose this option will complete an applied project in consultation with an agency.

Comprehensive Examination Option: Complete 12 credit hours of 500-level or above CRJ-prefix courses or advisor-approved courses from other departments. At least 6 credit hours must be CRJ-prefix credits. 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.