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 students 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.  

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 ofGraduate 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:

Dynamics of Criminal Delinquency (CRIM 427) -- 3 credits
Juvenile Delinquency (CRIM 523) -- 3 credits
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 ofGraduate 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:

Criminology (CRIM 200) -- 3 credits
Juvenile Delinquency (CRIM 423) -- 3 credits
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.

For more information or questions about the graduate program contact the graduate coordinator, Dr. Shannon Barton.  Email: Shannon.barton@indstate.edu.

 

Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice

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