Dec 09, 2021  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminology (MA)


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Requirements For The Degrees


All new students are required to take a non-credit one-hour pro-seminar.

Elective Courses:


  • Students must take three elective courses in which the student invokes criminological-, law and society-, or criminal justice -related work from at least two substantive areas to assuresbreadth in criminology. Substantive areas include: Race, Gender, Disasters and the Environment, Criminology, Law and Society, Health, Methods, and Theory.
    • We encourage students to pursue courses outside of the department. However, no more than two of the elective courses outside of the department will count towards degree.
    • Independent studies do not count as elective courses.

MA Thesis:


  • Six (6) credits need to be completed for this course. These credits may all be taken during one semester, or divided between two terms. It cannot be taken pass/fail– Candidates without a thesis committee may not accumulate more than three credits in SOCI 869.

2) M.A. in Criminology with Master’s Examination Option


If a student chooses not to pursue a thesis, he/she can complete the M.A. in Criminology with a Master’s Examination Option. However, this is for a terminal M.A. only.

Elective Courses:


  • Students must take five elective courses in which the student invokes criminological-, law and society-, or criminal justice -related work from at least two substantive areas to assure breadth in criminology. Substantive areas include: Race, Gender, Disasters and the Environment, Criminology, Law and Society, Health, Methods, and Theory.
    • We encourage students to pursue courses outside of the department. However, no more than two of the elective courses outside of the department will count towards degree.
    • Independent studies do not count as elective courses.

Last Revised for 2019-2020 Academic Year


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