Accelerated Master's Program - Criminal Justice

Through the Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP), students can:
  • Take up to 9 credit hours of approved graduate courses concurrently with undergraduate courses.
  • Substitute up to 9 credit hours of approved graduate courses (in place of undergraduate courses) toward completion of the undergraduate degree.

Requirements for Admission to the AMP in Criminal Justice:  

  • Completion of 75 credit hours at the undergraduate level.
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher, with 3.25 in the major.
  • Grade of B or higher in CJ 440W and CJ 441
  • Statement of Interest (750-1000 words) indicating their interest in the AMP.
Requirements for Continued Enrollment in the AMP in Criminal Justice:
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  • Students must earn a grade of B or higher in graduate-level coursework to earn graduate credit and continue in the AMP. Grades of C or lower will still count toward the undergraduate criminal justice degree requirements.

Following approval into the AMP in Criminal Justice, qualified students can take up to 9 hours from the following courses:

CJ 505Criminal Investigation3
CJ 506Forensic Investigation3
CJ 513Public Organization and Bureaucratic Theory3
CJ 515Ethics in Administrative Leadership3
CJ 530Criminal Evidence3
CJ 534Criminal Procedure3
CJ 550Theory and Control of Crime3
CJ 580Psychological Dimensions of Criminal Justice Practice3