Students who choose the thesis option have to complete 32 hours of coursework and a master's thesis.
Students who select the comprehensive exam option have to complete 34 hours of coursework and successfully complete four comprehensive exams.
Students are required to take course work in criminological theory, research methods, and statistics. Other course work ranges from contemporary policing, corrections, and criminal justice administration
The following downloadable documents help to give a better understanding of what to expect from courses within the Criminal Justice Program at Illinois State.