Degree Plan: MS in Criminology and Criminal Justice Online

This is a model plan two-year degree plan. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as how many hours you would like to take each semester and if you plan to take classes in the summer.

The following degree plan is based on the graduate catalog.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CRM 705 Applied Research in Criminal Justice 3
CRM 701 Criminal Justice Policy 3
CRM Elective 3
Total hours6

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CRM 720 Crime Theory and Policy 3
CRM Elective 3
Total hours6

Third semester (summer)

CoursesHours
CRM Elective 3
Total hours3

Fourth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CRM Elective 3
CRM Elective 3
Total hours6

Fifth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CRM 799 Thesis II
or CRM 790 Graduate Practicum in Criminology
1-6
CRM Elective 3
Total hours9

Required Courses

Thesis option

Core courses: 15 hrs

>Electives: 15 hrs

Non-thesis option

Core courses: 15 hrs

Electives: 21 hrs

Total hours for degree

30 or 36 hrs

Criminology electives:

Course Code Course Number Title Hours
CRM 697 Special Topics and Issues in Criminal Justice 3 hrs
CRM 710 Justice Administration 3 hrs
CRM 725 Evaluating Criminal Justice Policy and Practice 3 hrs
CRM 740 Foundations of Homeland Defense and Security 3 hrs
CRM 745 Topics in Homeland Defense and Security 3 hrs
CRM 750 Law Enforcement and Community 3 hrs
CRM 770 Correctional Theory and Practice 3 hrs
CRM 785 U.S. Drug Control Policy 3 hrs
CRM 790 Graduate Practicum in Criminology 3 hrs