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Master of Science
For new graduate students beginning Fall 2018
Students must complete the core requirements (9 credits), at least one systems course (minimum 3 credits), at least one special topics course (minimum 3 credits), and directive electives (maximum 21 credits). Course should be selected to create a portfolio of expertise in a specific area.
All students must complete the following core requirements (9 credits):
CRIM 640 Ethics in Criminal Justice
CRIM 601 Criminological Theories
CRIM 606 Research in Criminology
Comprehensive exams to be based on the core courses.
Systems Course (minimum 3 credits) include:
CRIM 607 Law & Society
CRIM 608 Law and C.J. Administration
CRIM 609 C.J. Organization and Management
PA 601 Proseminar in Public Admin
PA 605 Organizational Behavior
CRIM 604 Police Problems & Practices
CRIM 621 Advanced Criminal Procedure
CRIM 635 Advanced Criminal Investigation
CRIM 602 Correctional Counseling
CRIM 603 Correctional Group Therapy
CRIM 630 Seminar in Corrections
Special Topics (minimum 3 credits) include a variety of study areas that are generally identified with the designation CRIM 516 that cover a wide variety of subject areas. They include (but not limited to) courses on terrorism, wrongful conviction, crime analysis, crime & race, crime & addiction, crime & gender, technology & crime, intelligence gathering & privacy Issues, travel security, cyber threats & investigation, security Issues, etc.
Directed Electives (maximum 21 Credits) are the building block of the portfolio. A plan of study will be created with the student’s advisor based upon the student’s professional interests and needs. Courses will be drawn from our course offerings (including systems and special topics courses), independent directed study courses, and internships. The program is designed to accommodate the needs of students interested in criminology, criminal justice, intelligence analysis, cybercriminology, security studies and related fields.
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.
For more information or questions about the graduate program contact the graduate coordinator, Dr. Shannon Barton. Email: Shannon.email@example.com.