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Law and Justice

Masters of Science Courses

Option A includes a comprehensive examination as the culminating experience and option B includes a thesis or research project as the culminating experience. Both options are 60 credits to complete. Option B is primarily designed for those interested in research or pursuing further graduate level work.

Core Requirements25 Credits
LAJ 511Theories of Crime, Deviance, and Justice5
LAJ 520Constitutional Issues in Law and Justice5
LAJ 524Policy Analysis5
LAJ 535Research Methods5
LAJ 536Statistics and Data Analysis5
Seminar Electives (Pick Seven)30 Credits
LAJ 516Organizational Leadership5
LAJ 540Law and Social Control5
LAJ 541Race, Class, Gender, and Justice5
LAJ 542Criminal Justice History5
LAJ 543Theory and Evidence on Crime Prevention5
LAJ 544Theory and Evidence in Policing5
LAJ 545Ethical Studies5
LAJ 546Theory and Evidence in Corrections5
LAJ 547Theory and Evidence in Courts and Law5
LAJ 548Decision Making in Law and Justice5
LAJ 549Juvenile Justice5
LAJ 550Advanced Research Methodology5
LAJ 551Legal Liability for Professionals5
LAJ 552Criminal Justice Controversies5
Other Courses (5 Credit Maximum)
LAJ 590Coop Experience (maybe repeated up to 5 cr)1-5
LAJ 596Individual Study (may be repeated up to 5 cr)1-6
LAJ 598Special Topics 1-5
Competency Demonstration (select one of the options below)5 Credits
LAJ689Option A: Master's Capstone 5
or
LAJ 700Option B: Master's Thesis, Project, Study, or Portfolio 1-6
Total Credits60

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