Feb 04, 2023  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Criminal Justice, BS/Criminal Justice, MS

Program Coordinator: Michele Stacey (243 Rivers Building; 252-328-5559; staceym@ecu.edu)

The Criminal Justice, BS/Criminal Justice, MS  accelerated program is initiated while undergraduates are completing the bachelor of science (BS) degree and is intended for outstanding undergraduates. Eligible students accepted into the program may double-count up to 12 semester hours of approved graduate coursework toward completion of both degrees.

Criminal justice undergraduate students may apply to the program after completion of a minimum of 75 undergraduate semester hours and can begin taking graduate courses after completion of a minimum of 90 undergraduate semester hours. The minimum GPA at the time of admission and entry into the program is a 3.5 in criminal justice courses and a 3.0 overall with a B or better in JUST 2004, JUST 3800, and JUST 3900. Students are formally admitted to the master of science (MS) degree after all requirements for the undergraduate degree are completed.

Students accepted into the accelerated program must earn a grade of B or above in all graduate coursework to continue in the accelerated program. No graduate course in which a grade of “C” is earned may count toward the graduate degree. It may, however, count toward the undergraduate degree. Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA to remain eligible for participation in the accelerated program.

Students accepted into the accelerated program will have the option to waive JUST 4990 - Field Education and Seminar requirement (9 s.h.) and replace it with two graduate courses (6 s.h.) from the lists below and an undergraduate course (3 s.h.).

Students in the accelerated program who have a cumulative GPA less than 3.0 at the time of undergraduate graduation will be placed on academic probation in their first semester in the master’s program and will be subject to dismissal from the program if they do not achieve a graduate level GPA of 3.0 in courses related to their program of study after 9 semester hours of graduate credit attempted.

Undergraduate students accepted into the Criminal Justice, BS/Criminal Justice, MS  accelerated program may count up to 12 s.h. from the following courses:

Graduate elective courses (for JUST 3000- or 4000-level electives):