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2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, M.S.

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Contact: Dr. Sutham Cobkit
Office: The Social Science Building, Room # 4064
Phone: (470) 578-4734
Fax: (470) 578-3423
Email: SCobkit@kennesaw.edu

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) is an ideal program for traditional students who aspire to pursue their academic goals and for professionals in the field of criminal justice who want to advance their knowledge and skills for career enhancement. The program includes face-to-face and some online course instructional formats. It also has a unique “Global/International Perspectives in Criminal Justice” focus, which includes both an ‘International Criminal Justice Experience’ study abroad opportunity and a comparative criminal justice systems course. The program requires 33 semester credit hours, including six core courses, one global criminal justice course, two electives, and thesis or master project.

General Requirements for Admission to the MSCJ Program

To be considered for admission to the MSCJ, applicants must submit the following credentials to the KSU Graduate Admissions Office:

  1. Submission of an application to the graduate admission office and a non-refundable fee
  2. An official copy of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  3. Graduate Record Exam - GRE (verbal, quantitative and analytical)
  4. An application letter stating the student’s interest and goals for the MSCJ program, including a rationale for why/how this program will meet the applicant’s professional needs
  5. Three letters of recommendation (two of which should be from academics)

International applicants have additional requirements. See Graduate Admission section of this catalog.

Admission decisions are based on overall evaluation of all these elements.

Grades in Graduate Courses

Expectations for satisfactory graduate level student performance are detailed in the Academic Policies section of this catalog.

Petition to Graduate

MSCJ candidates must petition to graduate at least one semester prior to completion of their degree requirements.

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