MS in Criminal Justice: Homeland Security and Global Justice

Overview

Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Perhaps the defining global threat to peace and security in the 21st century, terrorism and international crime and conflict are exceptionally timely, complex problems. Equipped with a degree in Homeland Security and Global Justice, you will contribute to a sustainable solution. Your coursework will include terrorism studies, international law and policy, and security issues. You will learn about preventing and investigating physical and cyber attacks, combating cross-border criminal networks, and marshaling the resources needed to protect local and national assets.

The 36 credits of coursework includes:

  • 21 credits of the core M.S. in Criminal Justice curriculum
  • 9 credits of Homeland Security and Global Justice courses – Terrorism and Homeland Security, Transnational Crime, and Cybercrime and Data Security
  • 6 credits of electives in relevant subject areas

Curriculum

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS
Core Curriculum
CJ701 The Criminal Justice System & Process 3
CJ702 Critical Legal Issues in Crim Justice 3
CJ703 Advanced Criminological Thought 3
CJ704 Ethical Theory & Criminal Justice Policy 3
CJ705 Criminal Justice Leadership & Management 3
CJ709 Research Methods & Statistical Analysis 3
CJ799 Internship or Research Capstone 3
Concentation Courses
CJ730 Terrorism & Homeland Security 3
CJ731 Transnational Crime 3
CJ732 Cybercrime & Data Security 3

Choose two electives:

  • CJ750         Global Criminal Justice Systems (3 credits)
  • CJ751         Victimology (3 credits)
  • CJ752         Class, Race, Ethnic and Gender Issues in Criminal Justice (3 credits)
  • COM709     Strategies for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (3 credits) 

Students in the M.S. in Criminal Justice must choose two electives to complete their degree requirements.  Electives can be drawn from:

  • Any courses offered within the Criminal Justice degree program outside of core and your specific concentration requirements
  • Specific courses from graduate offerings in Management and Communication approved by the Chair of Justice Studies  

Course Schedule

<strong>Course Schedule</strong>

Summer Session I, 5/17-7/5
Summer Session II, 7/6-8/24
Course NumberNameFormatDay/TimeSession Dates
CJ 702 Critical Legal Issues in Crim Justice Online Summer I 5/17-7/5
CJ 730 Terrorism & Homeland Security Online Summer I 5/17-7/5
CJ 704 Ethical Theory & Criminal Justice Policy Online Summer II 7/6-8/24
CJ 720 Crisis & Emergency Management Online Summer II 7/6-8/24
Fall Session I, 9/6-10/25
Fall Session II, 10/26-12/14
Course NumberNameFormatDay/TimeSession Dates
CJ 701 The Criminal Justice System & Process Online Fall I 9/6-10/25
CJ 721 Risk Managment & Planning Online Fall I 9/6-10/25
CJ 741 Interpersonal & Relationship Violence Online Fall I 9/6-10/25
CJ 703 Advanced Criminological Thought Online Fall II 10/26-12/14
CJ 731 Transnational Crime Online Fall II 10/26-12/14