Graduate Program (M.A. in Criminal Justice)
Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
The Masters’ degree in Criminal Justice is designed to provide a foundation in applied research and theory, seminars in substantive areas of criminal justice activity, and focused scholarship on issues of importance in Idaho. Curricula are organized into three sections:
- The Foundation Series is a set of core classes that will provide students with the intellectual skills needed for the study of more complex material.
- The Seminar Series promotes the development of scholarship in particular substantive areas in criminal justice.
- The Elective Series is intended to provide practical application of skills acquired in the core and seminar series.
Students also are required to write either a thesis relevant to issues, policy, or practice in criminal justice, or pass a comprehensive examination.