Law, Criminology and Criminal Justice, JD/MS

The joint JD/MS program will expand the knowledge base and career options of students. The disciplines of criminal justice and law share common interests in identifying opportunities to create the conditions for justice, social equality, and societal well-being. The joint degree is designed to provide students with a comprehensive interdisciplinary understanding of what influences criminal justice problems and the social, political, legal, economic context in which they are found. Solving these problems requires interdisciplinary knowledge and an analytical and practical skill set that includes interprofessional problem solving. 

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Core Requirement

A cumulative 3.000 GPA is required for the core requirement.

Criminology and Criminal Justice
CRIM 7200Criminology3
CRIM 7202The Criminal Justice Process3
Research and Statistics
CRIM 7404Research Methods and Statistics3
CRIM 7500Internship 13
Law co-op will count as 3 semester hours of MS credit in lieu of CRIM 7500 internship.


Complete 18 hours from the following:18
Global Criminology
Law and Society
Law and Psychology
Juvenile Law
Criminal Law and Procedure
Courts and Sentencing
Crimes Against Humanity
Special Topics in Law and Justice
Punishment and Social Control
International Law and Justice
Transnational Crime
Criminal Justice
Advanced Criminal Procedure: Adjudication
Domestic Violence Clinic
Advanced Criminal Procedure: Investigation
Balancing Liberty and Security Seminar
Prisoners' Rights Clinic
Federal Courts and the Federal System
Juvenile Courts: Delinquency, Abuse, Neglect
Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Clinic
Wrongful Convictions and Post-Conviction Remedies
Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Law
Trial Practice

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

30 total semester hours required for MS. Please contact the School of Law for JD requirements.
Minimum 3.000 GPA required