In addition to University requirements for admission to graduate study, applicants must posses a baccalaureate from an accredited college or university with acceptable preparation in criminal justice and general principles of theory and research.
Undergraduate preparation must include the following courses or equivalents:
Students must have completed all other degree requirements prior to enrolling for the comprehensive examination.
The comprehensive examination (CRIM 596) is a written, onsite examination that covers issues related to theory, research and urban problems as they impact on criminal justice. Students may take the comprehensive examination during the fall, winter or spring quarters after completion of their course work and must comply with college and school requirements regarding the comprehensive examination. Students are allowed a maximum of two attempts to complete the comprehensive examination successfully.
The thesis may only be selected after approval from the school Graduate Committee. Oral defense of the thesis is required.