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Integrated Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration and Master of Arts in Criminal Investigation

Department of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences

Adam E. Jack, M.S., Chair

General Information

The Integrated Undergraduate Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts program allows students who have completed all undergraduate general education requirements and met other academic requirements (listed below) to enroll in graduate Criminal Investigation courses during their senior year. The graduate courses will be taken as 400 level courses until the student has graduated with an undergraduate degree and is formally accepted into the Master of Arts in Criminal Investigation program. Students will not be accepted as graduate students until they have completed their Baccalaureate degree. Upon acceptance into the Criminal Investigation program, the student will petition the Registrar to transfer the 400 level criminal investigation courses to a 500 level criminal investigation courses in fulfillment of the degree requirements for the Master of Arts in Criminal Investigation. The Criminal Investigation program courses cannot be substituted for undergraduate required courses or electives, but can be taken without charge as part of the undergraduate tuition. The student must not exceed 18 total credits in any semester, with a minimum of 12 undergraduate credits to remain a full-time undergraduate student.

Requirements to Enroll as an MACI Student

  • Application to the integrated program will typically occur during the Spring semester of the student’s junior year.
  • Students must have a 3.00 overall GPA in order to be considered for the Accelerated BA to MA program;
  • Obtain approval from their undergraduate academic advisor and the Director of Graduate Criminal Investigation program.
  • Meet all other admission requirements required of regular Master of Arts in Criminal Investigation applicants.
  • Maintain a minimum of a 3.00 in MACI courses with no grade lower than a B.

Tuition

During a student’s 4th year, tuition will be assessed at a flat, undergraduate tuition rate including six graduate credits. Once a student enters the summer of the 5th year, tuition will be assessed at the standard M.A. in criminal investigation rate. If students transfer their 4th year M. M.A. in criminal investigation course(s) to another school, students will be retroactively assessed the M.A. in criminal investigation tuition rate for the M.A. course(s) taken during the 4th year.