Criminal Justice and Legal Studies

School of Applied Sciences, University of Mississippi

Master of Criminal Justice: Homeland Security & Emergency Management (Online)

All students in the Homeland Security & Emergency Management program option must complete the following degree requirements. All classes are 8-weeks and online.

  1. Complete all four (4) core courses with a B- or above
  2. Complete five (5) elective courses, 3 courses of which need to be in the Homeland Security and Emergency Management track.
  3. Complete CJ 693: Criminal Justice Capstone with a B- or above.

Core Classes:

All students are required to take the following courses (8-week online):

  1. CJ 600: Criminal Justice Administration
  2. CJ 601: Criminal Justice Statistics
  3. CJ 602: Criminal Justice Research Methods
  4. CJ 624: Theories of Criminal Behavior

Homeland Security & Emergency Management Emphasis Classes:

Students choose a minimum of three (3) of the following courses for the Homeland Security and Emergency Management program option. Each course is 3 credit hours.

  1. CJ 630: Seminar in Homeland Security Operations
  2. CJ 631: Seminar in Emergency Management
  3. CJ 632: Seminar in Extremism and Terrorism
  4. CJ 634: Emergency Response Management Policy and Planning
  5. CJ 636: Critical Infrastructure Security
  6. CJ 642: Cyber Crime and Cybersecurity
  7. CJ 641: Transnational Crime
  8. CJ 651: Special Topics in Emergency Management & Homeland Security*
  9. CJ 649: Independent Study *

*May be taken 2 times with a different topic.

Degree Culmination: Criminal Justice Capstone

All students must complete the CJ 693: Capstone Course. This class is 3 credit hours. Students review, research, and evaluate a criminal justice, emergency management, or homeland security policy or issue resulting in a systematic review paper. Students must complete this course with a grade of B- or above.