A total of 30 credits is the minimum requirement for the degree regardless of concentration. All students must satisfactorily complete the following core courses at Saint Joseph's University:
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CRJ 550 Research Methods and Analysis (SOC 4005) or CRJ 575 Advanced Research Methods an Analysis (SOC 4075)
CRJ 560 Criminological Theory (SOC 4015)
CRJ 565 Ethics and Criminal Justice (SOC 4095)
CRJ 570 Professional Writing for Law Enforcement (SOC 4585)
Remaining coursework should be chosen to facilitate the student’s individual professional growth.
All Graduate Assistants and students who intend to do a thesis and, those who have a recent and substantial undergraduate preparation in research methods will be required to take CRJ 575 Advanced Research Methods (SOC 4075) and Analysis in lieu of CRJ 550 (SOC 4005).
NOTE: Students are not required to do a master’s thesis. However, those students who plan to continue their studies in a Ph.D. program are urged to do a master’s thesis. Arrangements for thesis supervision will be made through the Program Director on an individual basis.
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