Criminal Justice Online Graduate Curriculum
The Real World Is Your Study Guide
As part of the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, the Criminal Justice Online Program integrates diverse academic perspectives to provide a comprehensive and professional understanding of crime and the issues facing criminal justice agencies in the 21st century.
Courses Focus on Student Success
This means that what you learn in the virtual classroom will be brought to life by integrating theory with real-world applications. Through active discussions and carefully developed exercises, you will engage in a dynamic learning community with your instructors and your fellow students.
Our 36-credit Criminal Justice Online Master’s Program covers a core curriculum (12 credits) of theories and research methods relevant to Criminal Justice, as well as eight elective courses (24 credits). Courses are offered in 6 to 7.5 week terms, and provide students with a solid foundation for success.
The core curriculum provides a solid foundation in social and behavioral sciences. It also focuses on the theories and research used to understand the causes of and societal reactions to crime.
- CJST 6601 Mental Health, Law, and Criminal Justice
- CJST 6605 Theories of Criminal Behavior
- CJST 6611 Research Methods in Criminal Justice
- CJST 6613 Quantitative Applications in Criminal Justice
Students will select eight courses (24 credits) from a broad range of topics within the field of Criminal Justice. Students elect to take eight of the approved elective courses listed below, and students may want to choose to take multiple electives within areas in which they seek more expertise (e.g., Computer Forensics Investigation students should take CJST 6600 and CJST 6604):
- CJST 6612 Criminal Justice Management
- CJST 6658 Leadership Issues in Policing
- CJST 6656 Problem Oriented Policing
- CJST 6600 Computer Crime: Legal Issues & Investigative Procedures
- CJST 6604 Network Security, Data Protection And Telecommunications
- FORS 6632 Advanced Investigation I
- CJST 6651 Criminal Procedure
- CJST 6617 Advanced Victimology
- CJST 6618 Crime Victims’ Rights and Services
- CJST 6637 Criminal Justice Policy
NOTE: Curriculum is subject to change, without notice, based on program needs and the availability of courses and staffing needs.
* The transfer of no more than six credits from other accredited institutions may be permitted subject to the graduate school policy on transfer credit.