offers an accelerated program that leads to both a bachelor's degree and
master's degree within five years. The program is designed for highly
motivated, academically talented and qualified undergraduates with a
recommended GPA of 3.30 or higher. Undergraduates complete the application
process by March of their junior year.
Students in the
five-year program choose a master's degree in administration of justice with a
concentration in justice and homeland security or law enforcement leadership, a
master's degree in management with a concentration in law enforcement
leadership or a master's degree in international relations with a concentration
in justice and homeland security.
students considered for the five-year program receive conditional acceptance
into the master's program of their choice and take four graduate courses (12
credits) during their senior year. Final program acceptance is contingent upon
successful completion of the undergraduate degree and the senior-year graduate
in the master's degree programs focus on the
philosophical, historical, ethical, behavioral and policy dimensions of the discipline;
an analytical approach to practice within the criminal justice system; and
practical tools to improve effectiveness within the various professional roles.