Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice

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)

  • Six core courses - 18 hours
  • One global perspectives course - 3 hours
  • Two electives - 6 hours
  • Thesis - 6 hours

Non-Thesis Option (36 credit hours)

  • Six core courses - 18 hours
  • One global perspectives course - 3 hours
  • Four electives - 12 hours
  • Demonstration Project course - 3 hours

Program Requirements

Required Courses - 18 Credit Hours

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • 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 Credits

Select One Course (3 hours) from below:

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • 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
    Title
    Credits
  • 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
    Title
    Credits
  • CRJU 7998
    Demonstration Project (For the non-thesis option)
    3
  • CRJU 8000
    Thesis (For the thesis option)
    6

Accelerated Bachelor's Master's Degree Program for Criminal Justice
Earn credits toward a MASTER OF SCIENCE in CRIMINAL JUSTICE (MSCJ) degree while still an undergraduate student!
Begin graduate studies in CRIMINAL JUSTICE during your SENIOR YEAR of college!
EARN “DOUBLE” CREDIT -- Graduate courses taken can count toward BOTH your BACHELOR’S and MASTER’S degrees!
Graduate courses can satisfy UPPER DIVISION MAJOR REQUIREMENTS, UPPER DIVISION MAJOR ELECTIVES, RELATED STUDIES COURSES, and FREE ELECTIVE COURSES.
Basic Requirements
Have completed at least 18 hours of coursework at Kennesaw State.
Have a KSU GPA of 3.5 or better.
Be within 30 semester hours of graduation.
TO APPLY --- http://graduate.kennesaw.edu/admissions/resources/abm.php
DEADLINE --- June 1
QUESTIONS?   EMAIL DR. CHRIS TOTTEN at ctotten@kennesaw.edu