Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Requirements

What is required for admission?

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.

Core courses:
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

CJ501: Victimology

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

CJ543: Criminology

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

and others


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