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Master of Science

For new grad students beginning Fall 2009

The purpose of the M.S. degree is to provide professional education for those interested in careers in:
  • Adult and juvenile probation and parole supervision and administration
  • Adult and juvenile correctional institutional work (classification)
  • Adult and juvenile institutional program management
  • Juvenile delinquency prevention and control programs in the community
  • Law enforcement at the federal, state, and local level
  • Police-community relations, juvenile work and police personnel and training activities

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Admission requirements for the M.S. degree shall be  the same as for admission to the School of Graduate and Professional Studies and upon the recommendation of the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice. Students applying for admission to the M.S. degree program in Criminology & Criminal Justice must also have completed the following undergraduate courses or their equivalents:

  1. Dynamics of Criminal Delinquency (CRIM 427) -- 3 credits
  2. Juvenile Delinquency (CRIM 523) -- 3 credits
  3. Courses in Sociology, Psychology, Political Science -- 12 credits

Criminology 427 and 523, or their equivalents, must be taken as undergraduate courses prior to admission to the graduate program. However, a student will be able to take six credits of undergraduate Criminology & Criminal Justice plus six credits of graduate work in other departments under a tentative admission status. The twelve credits of courses required in the social sciences may be taken for undergraduate credit at the same time as graduate courses are taken toward the degree.

GRADUATE COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

1. All candidates for the M.S. degree must complete 36 credits or graduate work.

2. Completion of the following 21 credits of course work in the Department:

  • CRIM 540 (3 credits) - Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • CRIM 601 (3 credits) - Seminar: Criminological Theories
  • CRIM 606 (3 credits) - Seminar: Research in Criminology
  • CRIM 607 (3 credits) - Seminar: Law and Society
  • CRIM 608 (3 credits) - Seminar: Law and Criminal Justice Administration
  • Three credits of statistics taken from any major

    Three credits from the following:

  • CRIM 609 (3 credits) - Criminal Justice Organization and Management
  • Public Administration 601 (3 credits) - Proseminar in Public Administration
  • Public Administration 605 (3 credits) - Organizational Behavior in Public Agencies

3. Six credits of graduate study inside or outside the department.

4. Students concentrating in Law Enforcement must complete the following nine credits:

  • CRIM 604 (3 credits) - Police Problems and Practices
  • CRIM 621 (3 credits) - Advanced Criminal Procedure
  • CRIM 635 (3 credits) - Advanced Criminal Investigations

5. Students concentrating in Corrections must complete the following nine credits:

  • CRIM 602 (3 credits) - Correctional Counseling
  • CRIM 603 (3 credits) - Correctional Group Therapy
  • CRIM 630 (3 credits) - Seminar in Corrections

6. Culminating experience: successful completion of a comprehensive written examination.

Master of Science

For continuing grad students enrolled before Fall 2009

The purpose of the M.S. degree is to provide professional education for those interested in careers in:
  • Adult and juvenile probation and parole supervision and administration
  • Adult and juvenile correctional institutional work (classification)
  • Adult and juvenile institutional program management
  • Juvenile delinquency prevention and control programs in the community
  • Law enforcement at the federal, state, and local level
  • Police-community relations, juvenile work and police personnel and training activities

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Admission requirements for the M.S. degree shall be  the same as for admission to the School of Graduate and Professional Studies and upon the recommendation of the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice. Students applying for admission to the M.S. degree program in Criminology & Criminal Justice must also have completed the following undergraduate courses or their equivalents:

  1. Criminology (CRIM 200) -- 3 credits
  2. Juvenile Delinquency (CRIM 423) -- 3 credits
  3. Courses in Sociology, Psychology, Political Science -- 12 credits

Criminology 200 and 423, or their equivalents, must be taken as undergraduate courses prior to admission to the graduate program. However, a student will be able to take six credits of undergraduate Criminology & Criminal Justice plus six credits of graduate work in other departments under a tentative admission status. The twelve credits of courses required in the social sciences may be taken for undergraduate credit at the same time as graduate courses are taken toward the degree.

GRADUATE COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

All candidates for the M.S. degree must complete 36 credits of graduate work including the following 21 credits of course work in Criminology & Criminal Justice:
CRIM 520 (3 credits) - Criminal Law and Procedure I
CRIM 601 (3 credits) - Seminar: Criminological Theories
CRIM 604 (3 credits) - Seminar: Police Problems and Practices
CRIM 605 (3 credits) - Correctional Administration
CRIM 606 (3 credits) - Seminar: Research in Criminology
CRIM 698 (6 credits) - Internship in Criminology

Six credits must be earned in approved electives from inside or outside the department.

Students concentrating in Law Enforcement must complete the following 9 credits:

CRIM 521 (3 credits) - Criminal Law and Procedure II
CRIM 532 (3 credits) - The Law on Evidence
CRIM 607 (3 credits) - Seminar: Law and Society

Students concentrating in Corrections must complete the following 9 credits:

CRIM 530 (3 credits) Correctional Institutions or CRIM 531 (3 hours) - Community-Based Corrections
CRIM 602 (3 credits) - Correctional Counseling
CRIM 603 (3 credits) - Correctional Group Therapy

All students will be required to complete a comprehensive examination.

RESEARCH AND INTERNSHIPS:

The Department has cooperative relationships with the Indiana Department of Correction, a Federal Penitentiary, and various state, county, and local police agencies. Opportunities are available for internships and for conducting research projects.