Make a Difference with a Career in Criminology and Criminal Justice
The Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice degree prepares graduates to be advanced practitioners in a variety of community and justice agency/organizational settings. The program is offered in variable formats and provides students with a core criminological knowledge foundation and the opportunity to gain further skills and enhance their graduate education.
Criminology and Criminal Justice, B.A. to M.A. Accelerated Program
Students pursuing a B.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Saint Louis University who are interested in pursuing a Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice (MACCJ) have the opportunity to begin graduate coursework toward the MACCJ in the senior year of their undergraduate studies. Students select a concentration in the master's program in the spring semester of their junior year in one of three areas: administration of justice, emergency management, or treatment and rehabilitation.
For additional information see the catalog entries for the following programs:
Students who have a minimum overall GPA of 3.00, and Bs or better in their criminology and criminal justice courses, are eligible to apply to the accelerated master's program in the spring semester of their junior year. Upon provisional and conditional acceptance to the MACCJ program, students select a concentration in the MACCJ program in one of three areas: administration of justice, emergency management, or treatment and rehabilitation.
After graduating with a B.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice and meeting the admissions requirements of the M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice, students can begin the master's program during the summer or fall following their May graduation. Students considering this option need to carefully plan their schedules with their academic advisor and MACCJ program director.
Undergraduate students may take up to 12 credits of the following graduate courses in their senior year.