Graduate FAQ

The Master of Arts degree program in Justice Studies provides a broad understanding of justice while supporting in-depth inquiry into specific questions and interests. It utilizes a multidisciplinary approach and draws on content from eleven different departments. The program provides flexibility for students who seek to tailor their graduate experience toward a specific interest within the expertise of our faculty. Our students study with interested, challenging, and committed graduate students across the university as well as work closely with a faculty with established reputations as scholars, teachers, and practitioners. Program requirements include a common core, a research core, a concluding course leading to either a thesis or a culminating project, and electives. The 36 credit program can be completed in one calendar year of full-time study.

You may contact the Justice Studies Program Office for an application or you may apply directly through the Graduate School.

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No, early admission is not an option for the MAJS Program. All in-coming students must begin the program by taking JUST 830 (Theories of Justice) and JUST 905 (Quantitative Research Methods). These courses are only offered in August.

March 1 for financial assistance
April 1 for no financial assistance

A Master’s Degree in Justice Studies will help you to become a competitive candidate for jobs in the justice field. Our recent graduates have gone on to become Police Officers, Crime Data Analyst for Police Departments, Juvenile Parole & Probation Positions and work within the Court System or in Legal Firms. Other students have gone on to Law School or to Ph.D. Programs.

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