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Master of Arts in Criminal Justice / Sample Course Plans


Master of Criminal Justice Sample Course Plans


Meredith’s M.A. in Criminal Justice is flexible, allowing you to pursue the program at the pace that works best for you. Below are several sample course schedules.

Two Year Curriculum Model

Year 1 Fall

CJ 601 Foundations of Criminal Justice Administration
CJ 608 Criminal Justice, Substance Use and Addiction
CJ 606 Writing in Criminal Justice

Year 1 Spring

CJ 602 Criminological Theory
CJ 604 Research Methods in Criminal Justice
CJ elective

Year 2 Fall

CJ 603 Statistics and Data Analysis in Criminal Justice
CJ 607 Gender and Criminal Justice
CJ elective

Year 2 Spring

CJ 609 Leadership and Decision Making in Criminal Justice
CJ elective
CJ elective

18 Month Curriculum Model

Year 1 Fall

CJ 601 Foundations of Criminal Justice Administration
CJ 608 Criminal Justice, Substance Use and Addiction
CJ 606 Writing in Criminal Justice

Year 1 Spring

CJ 602 Criminological Theory
CJ 604 Research Methods in Criminal Justice
CJ elective

Year 1 Summer

CJ 609 Leadership and Decision Making in Criminal Justice
CJ elective
CJ elective

Year 2 Fall

CJ 603 Statistics and Data Analysis in Criminal Justice
CJ 607 Gender and Criminal Justice
CJ elective

2 Year Curriculum Model with Summers - 6 Hours/Semester

Year 1 Fall

CJ 601 Foundations of Criminal Justice Administration
CJ 606 Writing in Criminal Justice

Year 1 Spring

CJ 602 Criminology/Theory
CJ 604 Research Methods in Criminal Justice

Year 1 Summer

CJ 609 Leadership and Decision Making in Criminal Justice
CJ elective

Year 2 Fall

CJ 603 Statistics and Data Analysis in Criminal Justice
CJ 607 Gender and Criminal Justice

Year 2 Spring

CJ elective
CJ elective

Year 2 Summer

CJ 608 Criminal Justice, Substance Use and Addiction
CJ elective



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