Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
University of Houston-Victoria College of Arts and Sciences
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This 36-hour graduate criminal justice program leads to a Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice.
This program will prepare you with a foundation in advanced criminal justice studies and the tools necessary to enable you to advance more rapidly in your career. With this degree, you will be prepared for success in a variety of criminal justice careers such as law enforcement, corrections, and social services. The UHV criminal justice M.A. program is online, which makes it a great option for working professionals pursuing careers in the criminal justice field or for those who live outside of Victoria, Texas.
There are two tracks, thesis and non-thesis. Both tracks require 24 credit hours of core coursework. The thesis track includes 6 hours of thesis research and coursework in addition to 6 hours of elective courses. Thesis research and coursework will give students experience in inquiry and research to prepare them for advanced studies at the doctoral level or further research opportunities. The non-thesis track requires 12 hours of elective courses and includes a comprehensive examination.