Master of Science
This program is offered in a Full-Time Plus-One format.
The Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree is designed for students seeking careers in criminal justice and public sector security agencies. This comprehensive program will provide students with the academic background to pursue a rewarding career in wide variety of agencies and enable them to be significant in the lives of others. Potential careers include police officers, investigators, special agents, probation/parole professionals, and emergency management officials. This unique program offers flexibility and insight into the most current topics and challenges facing criminal justice agencies. Students can choose one of two concentrations that will provide more focused knowledge and skill development: Leadership and Administration, or Psychology and the Law.
This graduate program is offered in a Plus-One format. The requirements include successful completion of 33 hours of course work consisting of six core courses, three elective courses, and a six credit-hour high impact learning experience. Through full-time studies in AU’s hybrid program (face-to-face classes and online classes), students can complete this master’s degree in one year.
|CRJ-5055||Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management||3|
|CRJ-5100||Forensic Genealogy and the Law||3|
|CRJ-5150||Crime Causation Theory||3|
|CRJ-5190||Ethics and Diversity in Criminal Justice||3|
|CRJ-5250||Problem Solving - Planning, Analysis, and Assessment||3|
|CRJ-5940||High Impact Professional Experience||6|
|MPA-6120||Public Policy and Analysis||3|
|Select one of the following concentrations:||9|
|Leadership and Administration|
|Cyber Security in the Information Age|
|Criminal Justice Administration and Leadership|
|Public Sector Law and Civil Liability|
|Psychology and the Law|
|Law and Mental Health|
|Trauma and Crisis Intervention|
Graduate Degree Requirements
- Completion of all coursework specified by the graduate program.
- Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or higher if specified by the graduate program.
- Submission of all pre-graduation materials required by the graduate program.
- Acceptance of thesis or other required final project by the graduate program.
- Submission of two copies of approved thesis or project in a specified form together with payment of binding fee where applicable.
- Submission of Application for Graduation and payment of any graduation fees assessed by the university.
- In the case of certification programs, submission of all governmental forms.
- Residency Requirement: A minimum of 25% percent of the total credits required for the completion of the graduate degree or post-baccalaureate certificate or credential must be earned at Aurora University. Individual programs may establish more extensive residency requirements, including requirements that specific coursework be completed at Aurora University.