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M.C.J. in Criminal Justice
Tarleton State University offers a Master of Criminal Justice (M.C.J.) degree in Criminal Justice. Your interest in this master's degree is consistent with a growing national trend of criminal justice professionals seeking career development and academic credentials. This degree program encompasses the challenges associated with protecting the community, as well as the growing complexities of the Criminal Justice system with advanced analytical, critical thinking, and leadership skills.
Additionally, our M.C.J. degree now offers a Cohort Program in Fort Worth. The new program design will allow you to complete the program within a small group environment, which will further enable you to grow both personally and professionally in the field.
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You can choose to pursue either a 30 hour non-thesis or a 36 hour thesis track. Students wishing to continue their education beyond the master's degree should follow the thesis track. Thesis students will conduct an original research project as the capstone to their master's degree. Non-thesis students will complete the master's program by taking a comprehensive examination. You can contact the graduate advisor for further information about which track is right for you.
Designed with you in mind.
The M.C.J. program has a professional curriculum track that's designed by consultation with Criminal Justice professionals. We present graduates with academic studies, along with the management and leadership skills necessary to advance in the competitive Criminal Justice field. Furthermore, our program does not require you to take the GRE or MAT.
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Graduates of the program are expected to be:
- Conversant with the theoretical and legal principles implicit in the Criminal Justice Administration,
- Knowledgeable about essential research contributions in the field,
- Capable of field appropriate research contributions, and
- Competent to assume decision-making responsibilities in any of the Criminal Justice Administration areas.
|CRIJ||5300||Statistical Methods for Criminal Justice I|
|CRIJ||5301||Foundations of Criminological Theory|
|CRIJ||5321||Management Criminal Justice Personnel|
|CRIJ||5340||Legal Aspects of Criminal Justice Administration|
To find out more about the Master of Criminal Justice degree, including the different tracks, check out our M.C.J. degree plan.