Campus Master's Degree
The College of Criminology and Criminal Justice offers Master of Science (MS) and Master of Arts (MA) degrees.
Master of Science
The general requirement for the MS degree includes 33 hours of coursework. Of these, at least 24 hours must be taken within the College, and 21 of the 24 hours must be graded (not S/U). Students must earn at least a B (3.0) in each of the five required courses or they will have to be repeated. They also must earn an overall GPA of at least a 3.0 for their master's level work in order to graduate.
Master of Arts
The MA degree includes the same credit and grade point average requirements as the Master of Science. However, these students must complete 6 semester hours in humanities courses (non-CCJ elective courses). They must also demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language, which may be accomplished in any of the following ways:
- four years of a single language in high school
- 12 semester hours of a single foreign language in a college or university with an earned average of 3.0 in those courses
- satisfactory performance on the Graduate School Foreign Language Test
- certification of proficiency by the appropriate FSU language department core, criminology electives, administration electives, internship, professional paper, and general electives. Those interested in learning more about this option should contact the College's graduate coordinator.
Get the Details
- Degree Tracks and Requirements
- Coursework and Timeline
- Major Professor and Master's Supervisory Committee
- Electronic Submission of the Thesis