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The Department of Criminal Justice offers the Ph.D. and M.A. graduate degrees, as well as a Ph.D. minor for students pursuing doctoral degrees in other departments. Both the Ph.D. and M.A. programs emphasize multidisciplinary study of the following four core areas:
The Nature of Crime and Delinquency
Law and Society
Criminal Justice Systems and Processes
Each Ph.D. student is required to complete intensive proseminars in all four areas to insure a well-rounded and broad understanding of approaches to the study of crime, law, and justice. Each Ph.D. student is further required to specialize in at least two core areas to insure a deeper understanding of specific fields of inquiry. Each Ph.D. student is required to take a minor in another department or program, or in a third core area within the program. Each M.A. student is required to complete intensive proseminars in three of the four areas.
Peruse our Graduate Policy Handbook.