The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology offers the master of arts degree, 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.

More information can be obtained by contacting Dr. Nicole Prior, the Graduate Coordinator at 423.439.8662 or .

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.

In order to be considered for a Graduate Assistant/Tuition Scholar Position application must be completed and received no later than February 28th for Fall consideration and September 30th for Spring consideration.

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Application for GA/TS

Comp Test- Comprehensive Reading List

Masters Thesis
Masters Non Thesis
Forensic Certificate

Application Materials
Graduate Catalog
Graduation Materials
Program Materials (including Program of Study, Candidacy, and Advisory Committee Forms)