The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice  in the Department of Sociology & Criminology is a 36-hour online graduate program. Students complete 24 hours in Core classes and 12 hours of electives (may include 6 to 9 hours of thesis credit).  An internship would be an elective for anyone without field experience.  The M.A. in Criminal Justice does not require a thesis; however, students will complete a capstone course (CJG 609) in their second year (with at least 18 hours completed) with a grade of B or better.  Students will be advised by the Criminal Justice Graduate Admissions Coordinator in planning a course of study. Students are expected to attend a 2-3 hour orientation at the beginning of the program at Meredith College unless an exception is approved by the Director of the program.

Required Coursework

Core Curriculum (24 hours)

(capstone course: must complete 18 hours before taking CJG-609)

Electives (12 hours) 

Curriculum requirements and course descriptions are subject to changes with each catalogue.
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Lori Brown
212 Lux Hall
(919) 760-8590

Lori Brown

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(919) 760-8590