Applied Criminology MS

The Master of Science degree in Applied Criminology is an academically-based program that has an applied focus on four primary areas:

  1. Management
  2. General
  3. Homeland Security
  4. Forensic Accounting

The program is designed to meet the needs of students wishing to pursue administrative careers or other promotional opportunities in the criminal justice field or for students who wish to increase their knowledge of the criminal justice system.

Master of Science in Applied Criminology - Option II Non-Thesis

36 semester hour program to be completed at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Required Courses
Core Required courses: All Tracks* 12 semester hours
CJ 501Sem in Police and Law Enf3
CJ 530Seminar in Criminology3
CJ 531Issues in Crim Law and Courts3
CJ 568Seminar in Corrections3
Research/Capstone Sequence: Required Courses All tracks * 9 semester hours (3 courses)
CJ 575Research Methods in CJ3
CJ 576Data Analysis and Interpretation3
CJ 595Research Literature and Techniques (3 semester hours required)3
Choose one of the following tracks:
Management Track: Required Courses - 9 semester hours (3 courses) from list, plus 6 semester hours MSAC electives
CJ 520CJ Admin and Mgmt3
CJ 577CJ Planning and Eval3
CJ 583Criminal Justice Policy3
plus 6 semester hours from MSAC Electives list below (2 courses)
or
General Track: Required Courses - 3 semester hours (1 course) from list, plus 12 semester hours MSAC electives
CJ 520CJ Admin and Mgmt ( or)3
CJ 577CJ Planning and Eval ( or)3
CJ 583Criminal Justice Policy3
plus 12 semester hours MSAC Electives list below (4 courses)
or
Homeland Security Track: Required Courses - 12 semester hours (4 courses) from list, plus 3 semester hours of MSAC electives
CJ 505Terrorism3
CJ 515Homeland Security3
CJ 516Counterintelligence3
CJ 525Red Teaming3
plus 3 semester hours from MSAC Electives list below (1 course)
or
Forensic Accounting Track: Required Courses -3 semeseter hours (1 course) from list, plus 12 semester hours Accounting courses
CJ 520CJ Admin and Mgmt3
CJ 577CJ Planning and Eval3
CJ 583Criminal Justice Policy3
Required 2 courses (6 semester hours)
ACCT 562Forensic and Investigative Accounting3
ACCT 563Advanced Forensic Accounting (Strongly recommend having ACCT 562 prior to taking ACCT 563.)3
Choose 2 courses (6 semesters hours) from the following:
ACCT 501Accounting for Managers3
ACCT 502Financial Accounting (Strongly recommend having ACCT 501 prior to taking ACCT 502)3
ACCT 527Auditing3
ACCT 530Business Ethics for Accountants3
ACCT 568Business Law for Accountants3
MSAC Elective Options
MSAC Electives Courses (Select hours based on chosen track)
CJ 505Terrorism3
CJ 514Family Violence3
CJ 515Homeland Security3
CJ 516Counterintelligence3
CJ 520CJ Admin and Mgmt3
CJ 525Red Teaming3
CJ 532Juvenile Delinquency3
CJ 533Gender and Crime3
CJ 534Drugs and Society3
CJ 565Offender Reentry3
CJ 577CJ Planning and Eval3
CJ 583Criminal Justice Policy3
CJ 597Special Topics (May be taken more than once when topics vary.)1-4
Total Hours36

Note:  Successful completion of the Comprehensive Exam is required of all students.