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Graduate Program

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Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

The Master’s degree in Criminal Justice is designed to provide a foundation in applied research and theory, seminars in substantive areas of criminal justice, and focused scholarship on issues of importance in Idaho and beyond. 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 in a student’s area of interest.

Students also are required to pass a comprehensive examination or write a thesis relevant to issues, policy, or practice in criminal justice.

Admission requirements for M.A. in Criminal Justice