Course Sequencing

36 credits are required to complete the International Crime and Justice graduate program. Students should be able to complete the course of study in two years if they maintain full-time status (defined as four courses a semester) or within four years if they are part-time status (fewer than four courses a semester). Students who work full-time should limit themselves to a maximum of two courses a semester. Graduate students must maintain a 3.0 GPA to remain in good standing and in order to graduate.

Students who have completed 15 credits and have a GPA of 3.5 or above are eligible to take the following electives: Internship (6 credits) and Thesis I/Thesis II (6 credits). The thesis elective is taken over a two semester sequence as ICJ 791 and ICJ 792. The internship course (ICJ 780) is an online course that is accompanied by a mandatory 280 hours in an internship site. Placements in internship sites are arranged at the initiative of the student in consultation with the Center for Career and Professional Development and the program director. Students interested in the internship elective should start their search for an internship site at least one semester in advance. Students are encouraged to pursue one or more internships during their graduate studies, even if they are not taking the internship elective course, potentially as an Independent Study (3 credits).

A suggested sequence for a full-time student who does not need to take any prerequisites is detailed below. (Part-time students should follow the flow of the chart.)  Core courses have an asterisk (*) before them.

The table below is just one example of course sequencing. Sequencing is based on personal preference and workload out of the classroom setting. Students are also encouraged to combine elective courses with core course enrollment. You only need four elective courses to graduate (12 credits in total). If some courses are taken during summer/winter the student can finish the program in less than two years.

Year 1 Fall Year 1 Spring Year 2 Fall Year 2 Spring
*ICJ 700: International Crime and Justice Theory *ICJ 706: Transnational Crime *ICJ 702: Comparative CRJ Systems *ICJ 770: Capstone Seminar
*ICJ 704: Crime, Justice, and Cultural Struggles *ICJ 703: International Criminal Law *ICJ 701: Illegal Markets and Economic Justice (Elective)
(Elective) *ICJ 715: Applied Research Methods in International Crime and Justice (Elective) (Elective)

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