Criminology and Criminal Justice, B.A. to M.A. Accelerated Program

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Saint Louis University who are interested in pursuing a Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice have the opportunity to begin graduate coursework toward the M.A. 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:

Criminology and Criminal Justice, B.A.

Criminology and Criminal Justice, M.A.

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 M.A. program, students select a concentration 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 M.A. program director.  

Undergraduate students may take up to 12 credits of the following graduate courses in their senior year.

Administration of Justice Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
Year FourCredits
CCJ 5000 Criminological Theory 3
CCJ 5100 Ethics in the Administration of Justice 3
CCJ 5200
Research Methods
or Research for Evidence-Informed Research Practice
3
POLS 5310
Issues in U.S. Public Administration
or Public Sector Budgeting
3
 Credits12
 Total Credits12

Emergency Management Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
Year FourCredits
CCJ 5000 Criminological Theory 3
CCJ 5100 Ethics in the Administration of Justice 3
CCJ 5200
Research Methods
or Research for Evidence-Informed Research Practice
3
BSDP 5103 Communicable Diseases and Infection Control 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits12

Treatment and Rehabilitation Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
Year FourCredits
CCJ 5000 Criminological Theory 3
CCJ 5100 Ethics in the Administration of Justice 3
CCJ 5200 Research Methods 3
SWRK 5734 Human Behavior & the Social Environment Part II 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits12

Apply for Admission

For additional admission questions please contact:
Kathryn MacLean
Director of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions
314-977-2752
socialwork@slu.edu