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Criminal Justice & Criminology

College of Arts & Sciences

The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology offers the master of arts degree (MA), which is designed to enhance student understanding of crime, societal reaction to crime, and efforts to control it. It prepares the student for advancement in criminal justice professions, teaching at the community college level, and study at the doctoral level.

The Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology also offers a Graduate Certificate in Forensic Document Examination:
 More information about this certificate here.

For more information contact:
Dr. Dustin Osborne - Graduate Coordinator
423.439.4324 /


Program Admission Requirements*:

Admission decisions are based on the applicant's combined verbal and quantitative scores on the GRE and the applicant's undergraduate grade point average. The applicant's grade point average during the last two years of undergraduate study will be taken into consideration.

Thesis Program

Non-Thesis Program

Department Funding:
In order to be considered for a Graduate Assistant/Tuition Scholar Position in the Criminal Justice Department a separate department application must be completed and received no later than February 28th for Fall consideration and September 30th for Spring consideration. Please come by the Criminal Justice Office (Rogers-Stout 201) to pick up an application from Christine Ketelaar. You can also email Christine Ketelaar at for an application. Please also provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae (resume) with the application. Preference will be given to CJCR MA candidates.

Grad Student sin Dr. Prior TeachingApplication for GA/TSComp Test- Comprehensive Reading List


Application for GA/TS 
Comp Test - Comprehensive Reading List
(For a copy of these two forms contact Christine Ketelaar at )
Application Materials
Graduate Catalog 
Program Materials (including Program of Study, Candidacy, and Advisory Committee Forms)

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