Courses in TMA Program

Traditional Master's Course Requirements:

The Traditional Master’s program requires ten (10) graduate-level courses in Criminology and Criminal Justice for a total of at least 30 credit hours. All courses must be passed with a grade of “B” or better.

Summary of Courses and Preferred Sequence:

Semester 1

  • CCJS 600: Seminar in Criminal Justice
  • CCJS 620: Fundamentals for Criminological Research
  • Elective (See Note below)

Semester 2

  • CCJS 610: Research Methods
  • CCJS 621: General Linear Models
  • CCJS 651: Seminar in Criminology

Semester 3

  • CCJS 799: Master’s Thesis Research (3 credit hours)
  • Elective (See Note below)

Semester 4

  • CCJS 799: Master’s Thesis Research (3 credit hours)
  • Elective (See Note below)

Note on Electives:

All elective courses must be selected in concert with your advisor. The Department offers a variety of options each year. Certain electives may also be taken outside of the department, pending approval from your advisor. Please visit the Schedule of Classes to search for the most-recent list of graduate-level courses.