The curriculum provides students with advanced knowledge of the nature of the crime; criminal justice institutions and processes; current criminal justice policy; and training in research methods, statistics, and program evaluation.
The program will also be open to students seeking a terminal master's degree and a career in the criminal justice system. Upon completion of the program, students will have furthered their understanding of crime and the criminal justice system and will be able to conduct evaluations of policies and programs within various agencies in the justice system.
Students can complete the program in two years of part-time study (six credit hours per regular semester and six credit hours during the summer sessions). Recognizing most full-time professionals have schedules that often preclude attendance during regular class times, the program utilizes online instruction for some courses.