Master of Science in Criminal Justice at Kennesaw State University

Program: Curriculum


The MSCJ Program Requirements (Effective Fall 2015)

Students can select to complete:
1) The Thesis Option (33 credit hours)
    OR
2) The Non-Thesis Option (36 credit hours)

Thesis Option
(33 credit hours)
Non-Thesis Option
(36 credit hours)
Six core courses 18 hours Six core courses 18 hours
One global perspectives course 3 hours One global perspectives course 3 hours
Two electives 6 hours Four electives 12 hours
Thesis 6 hours Demonstration Project course 3 hours


Program Curriculum


Required Core: 18 hours

Course NumCourse TitleCredit Hours
CRJU 7701 Critical Issues in Criminal Justice – (ACJS content area Administration of Justice) 3
CRJU 7702 Advanced Criminological Theory – (ACJS content area Criminological Theory) 3
CRJU 7703 Advanced Law Enforcement – (ACJS content area Law Enforcement) 3
CRJU 7704 Institutional and Community Corrections - (ACJS content area Corrections) 3
CRJU 7705 Law and the Legal Process – (ACJS content area Law Adjudication) 3
CRJU 7706 Advanced Research Methods and Computer Applications – (ACJS content area Research and Analytic Methods) 3

Global Perspectives in Criminal Justice: 3 hours

Select One Course (3 hours) from below.

Course NumCourse TitleCredit Hours
CRJU 7709 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems 3
CRJU 7722 International Criminal Justice Experience – (the Summer Study Abroad Program) 3

Electives:

Choose 2 courses (6 hours) for the thesis option.

Choose 4 courses (12 hours) for the non-thesis option.

Course NumCourse TitleCredit Hours
CRJU 7707 Strategic Planning for Criminal Justice 3
CRJU 7708 Criminal Justice Policy and Analysis 3
CRJU 7709 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems 3
CRJU 7710 Transnational Crimes and International Security 3
CRJU 7711 Human Rights Standards in Law Enforcement 3
CRJU 7722 International Criminal Justice Experience (Study Abroad) 3
CRJU 7900 Special Topics in Criminal Justice 3
CRJU 7950 Directed Study 3
PAD 6200 Fundamentals of Public Administration and Public Service 3
PAD 6600 Program Evaluation (PAD 6200 is prerequisite) 3
PAD 7455 Administrative Law 3
ACCT 8000 Accounting Insights for Managers 3
IS 8930 Information Security Administration 3

Required Project/Thesis: 3 or 6 hours:

Choose one course from below.

Course NumCourse TitleCredit Hours
CRJU 7998 Demonstration Project (For the non-thesis option) 3
CRJU 8000 Thesis (For the thesis option) 6



Program Information


Program Director

Please contact Sutham Cobkit to learn more about the MSCJ program.