Master of Arts in the Field of Criminology

This program is a joint offering of the Department of Sociology and the Department of Forensic Sciences.

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

The following requirements must be fulfilled: Non-thesis option—36 credits, including 21 credits in required courses and 15 credits in elective courses; thesis option—36 credits, including 27 credits in required courses and 9 credits in elective courses.

Required
SOC 6230Sociological Research Methods
SOC 6231Data Analysis
SOC 6232Qualitative Methodology: Doing Field Research
or SOC 6240 Field Research in Organizational Settings
SOC 6238Development of Sociological Theory
or SOC 6239 Contemporary Sociological Theory
SOC 6257Criminal Law for Forensic Scientists
SOC 6258Deviance and Control
SOC 6259Criminology
Electives
Five elective courses in criminology, of which at least two are in forensic sciences and at least one is selected from the following:
SOC 6260Special Topics in Criminology
SOC 6261Sociology of Law
SOC 6262Corrections
SOC 6263Race and Crime
SOC 6264Organized Crime
SOC 6266Gender and Criminal Justice
SOC 6273The Sex Industry
Thesis option
Students choosing the thesis option substitute the following for two elective courses:
SOC 6998Thesis Research
SOC 6999Thesis Research