What is required for admission?
- A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
- Completed Application for Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
- Official transcripts from all colleges previously attended
- Three letters of recommendation
- Current resume
Academic Advisor Craig Peck is available to assist you in completing this process at the Ankeny campus. Email Craig Peck or call 515-965-9355 with any questions.
The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Degree is a 36-credit program comprised of six core courses and three electives.
CJ502: Seminar in Justice Issues
CJ503: Seminar in Theories of Criminal Justice and Crime
CJ505: Standards of Professional Behavior
CJ581: Research Methodologies
CJ582: Capstone in Criminal Justice
CJ540: Social Justice and Human Rights Issues
Electives which vary by term and year:
CJ500: Juvenile and Family Law
CJ504: Seminar in Justice System Decision Making
CJ508: Legal Issues for Justice Professionals
CJ 509: Internship
CJ524: Police and Society
CJ535: Crime and Place
CJ539: Budget Building and Resource Allocation
CJ542: Juvenile Delinquency
CJ544: Correctional Practices in the U.S.
CJ560: Criminal Law and the Legal Process
CJ570: Leadership in the Criminal Justice System
CJ 580: Independent Study
CJ 590: Special Topics Seminar
SW501: Counseling Strategies I
SW 542: Human Behavior in the Social Environment