A total of 36 credit hours are required for the Master of Science in criminal justice degree. Some students will also be required to complete an additional three credits (frequently CJ 610, Administration of Justice) if the graduate adviser finds that they do not have an adequate background in criminal justice. All degree candidates must complete the core curriculum. After consultation with an adviser, students select electives from approved courses. 

The transfer of credit from other institutions will be permitted subject to the Graduate School policy on transfer credit detailed elsewhere in this catalog.