Criminal Justice M.A.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Degree Requirements — 30 Credits

See “Department of Criminal Justice”.

Degree Requirements

Required Major Core Credits — 21 hours

CRJ 510Administration of Criminal Justice

3

CRJ 550Leadership and Management in Criminal Justice

3

CRJ 560Seminar in Criminological Theory

3

CRJ 570Seminar in Diversity in Criminal Justice

3

CRJ 580Research Methods in Criminal Justice

3

CRJ 582Applied Analysis for Criminal Justice

3

CRJ 610Planning and Evaluation in Criminal Justice

3

Elective Credits — 9 hours

Select one of the elective options from the list below:

Thesis Option: Complete 6 hours of CRJ 699 (Thesis), and 3 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 hours of CRJ 697 (Capstone Project), and 6 hours of 500-level or above CRJ-prefix courses or advisor-approved courses from other departments. At least 3 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 9 hours of 500-level or above CRJ-prefix courses or advisor-approved courses from other departments. At least 3 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.

All coursework for the program must be completed with a grade of "B-" or better.