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Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice (CRM)


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Objectives

  1. Attainment of advanced education for persons who wish to enter careers in post-secondary education.
  2. Development of skills in research and in program planning and evaluation in criminology and criminal justice.
  3. Strengthening of the professional qualifications of persons employed in the fields of criminal justice.
  4. Preparation for doctoral study in a behavioral or social science.

The analytical and evaluative skills stressed by this program enable students to identify and assess the often conflicting objectives of criminal justice and to investigate basic issues and practical problems in criminology and the administration of criminal justice.

Admission Requirements:


Degree Admission:


Applicants must:

  1. Meet the Graduate School admission requirements;
  2. Submit a two-to-three-page personal statement, highlighting the manner in which past academic, employment, volunteer or other relevant personal experiences have shaped their interest in a master’s degree in criminology and criminal justice. Applicants should also discuss the manner in which this degree will enhance their future career plans.
  3. Submit two letters of reference, from either academic or employment sources.
  4. Submit a full resume.
  5. Have at least a 3.0 undergraduate GPA, and have completed the following courses or equivalent:

Note:
A grade of B or better is required in SOCL 250  and SOCL 304 SOCL 341 - Quantitative Methods of Social Research I  and SOCL 342 - Quantitative Methods of Social Research II  can be used as substitutes for SOCL 250 and SOCL 304 in which case a grade of B or better is required in the substituting courses.

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Conditional Admission:


Applicants who meet the GPA requirement but lack one or more required courses may be admitted conditionally with the permission of the program advisor; course deficiencies should be completed prior to taking required graduate courses.

Department Information:


Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology - College of Arts & Sciences

Kristine Ajrouch, Ph.D.
Acting Department Head

712 Pray Harrold
(734) 487-0012
kajrouch@emich.edu

Department Website

Advisor Information:


Marilyn Corsianos, Ph.D.

713K Pray-Harrold
(734) 487-0012
mcorsiano@emich.edu

Degree Requirements:


The M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice program requires either a thesis or two essays for the non-thesis option.

Option I:


Thesis students must complete a thesis on a subject determined in consultation with their advisor, in light of their interests. The completed thesis must be approved by the department. Four hours of thesis credit are earned.

Option II:


Non-thesis students must submit two essays dealing with methodological, substantive or theoretical issues in criminology and criminal justice. These may be based on papers completed in graduate courses, but must be of higher quality than usual term papers, meet departmental requirements through a scheduled meeting with the graduate advisor, and be approved by the department. No credit hours are earned for these essays.

Course Requirements


The M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice requires the completion of 31 hours of course work to be distributed among required courses, program area courses, elective courses and cognate courses as follows:

Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice


Required Courses: 0-4 hours


Select from either option I or option II:

Option II:


  • Non-thesis option (0 hrs)

Elective and/or Cognate Courses: 6-10 hours


Six to ten hours selected in consultation with the graduate advisor.

Program Total: 31 hours


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