Criminal Justice (MA)

California State University, Stanislaus
California, United States
Master's Degree
Study mode
2 years
January June August
Tuition fee (local)
Information not available
Tuition fee (foreign)
US$ 30,324

Entry Requirements

  • Completion of a bachelor's degree at an accredited college or university.
  • At least 15 pre-baccalaureate units in criminal justice, criminology, and/or related discipline as approved by the program director.
  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
  • A grade of B or better in an upper-division research and methodology course.
  • Three letters of reference.
  • A 1-2 page letter of intent specifying the applicant's interest in the program, academic and professional background in preparation of graduate study, motivation to advance in the field of criminal justice through study, and intent to study full-time or part-time.
  • A sample of the applicant's written work (ideally a library research paper, a theoretical research paper, or an empirical research paper/ proposal in the undergraduate major).
  • International students who have not received their undergraduate degrees from institutions in which English is the principal method of instruction must submit minimum scores of 550 total and part scores of 54 on the Test of Written English as a Second Language (TOEFL) or 213 total and part scores of 21 on the computer TOEFL.


  • Historial and Contemporary Criminological Thought
  • Historical Analysis of the American Criminal Justice System
  • Criminal Justice Planning and Innovation
  • Contemporary Criminal Justice Issues Seminar
  • Advanced Statistics in Criminal Justice
  • Quantitative Methods in Criminal Justice
  • Policy Research & Program Evaluation in Criminal Justice
  • Teaching and Staff Development in Criminal Justice
  • Management of Law Enforcement Organizations
  • Critical Examination of Criminal Law
  • Advanced Seminar in Domestic Violence and Intimate Abuse
  • Constitutional Law in Criminal Justice Seminar
  • Women, Crime, and Justice
  • Graduate Internship in Criminal Justice *
  • Criminal Justice Project
  • Individual Study
  • Master's Thesis

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