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M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Estados Unidos

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¿Qué aprenderé?

The Criminology and Criminal Justice program, which enjoys a national and international reputation for quality research and education, offers the Master of Arts degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice. The program focuses on analyzing criminal justice, social justice, and crime prevention problems and solutions. The program prepares its graduates with the analytic capabilities and problem-solving skills that enable them to succeed in professional careers in criminal justice and related agencies, in policy analysis and research, or in continued graduate or professional education in preparation for an academic career. The focus of the curriculum is theoretically driven, empirically-based criminal justice and crime prevention that takes a problem-solving approach.

Supplementing the academic program, there are opportunities for graduate students to work with faculty members who are conducting research. In addition, students may take Supervised Field Experience credit to blend practical experience with classroom education.

Required Core Courses

All candidates for the Master of Arts degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice are required to complete four core courses.

CCJ 500: Foundations of Criminal Justice (3 CH)

CCJ 504: Criminological Theory (3 CH)

CCJ 510A: Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice: Methods and Concepts (3 CH)

CCJ 510B: Data Analysis and Interpretation (3 CH)

Thesis Option

A total of 30 credit hours is required for the thesis track of the M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice. A thesis is required. Students may take a total of six thesis credit hours (CCJ 599 [1-6 CH]); however, only three credit hours are counted towards the degree requirements. An oral defense of the student’s thesis is required. Students may take up to six credit hours of 400-level coursework for graduate credit in accordance with graduate school regulations.

Non-Thesis Option

A total of 33 credit hours is required for the Non-Thesis M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice. A research paper that exceeds the expectations in terms of rigor and quality of the graduate level term paper is required. Students may take up to six credit hours of 400-level coursework for graduate credit in accordance with graduate school regulations. Students may take up to three credit hours of non-thesis semester hours (CCJ 598 [1-3 CH]) to work on their research paper.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

College of Liberal Arts

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (30 horas de crédito)

Costos de estudio
US$30.000,00 por año
This fee is for 2021 and it may, subject to change in the coming year
Fecha de inicio

19 Diciembre 2022, 17 Enero 2023

Lugar

College of Liberal Arts

Southern Illinois University,

CARBONDALE,

Illinois,

62901, United States

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Applicants must have completed 2.7 (on a grading scale with 4.0=A; approximately a "B-" average) on the last two years of bachelor’s coursework; 3.0 on all previous graduate work (approximately a "B" average).

Para estudiantes internacionales

To be eligible to be considered for admission to a graduate degree program, you must meet the following minimum Graduate School requirements: 2.7 (on a grading scale with 4.0=A; approximately a "B-" average) on the last two years of Bachelor's coursework; 3.0 on all previous graduate work (approximately a "B" average).

The English language requirement may be met by submitting: 550 on the paper-based TOEFL; 80 on the internet-based TOEFL; 6.5 on the IELTS; 5.0 on the iTep Academic Plus Exam; C1 required on the Cambridge English Exam.

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.

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