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Program Requirements

The M.S. degree in Criminal Justice is awarded upon successful completion of 36 credit hours of coursework. The curriculum requires 21 credits of required coursework and 15 credits of electives.

Students must take CRJ 699 the first semester they enroll, or when the course is first offered.

Students must take CRJ 700 the first semester they enroll, or when the course is first offered.

Students must register and complete CRJ 707 prior to registering for CRJ 708. An incomplete in CRJ 707 or CRJ 708 must be removed within 18 months.

A student must maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in the M.S. in Criminal Justice program. Any student whose cumulative grade point average falls below 3.0 will be evaluated by the Academic Standing Committee of the Department of Criminal Justice, issued a letter of warning, and placed on probation.

A student on probation who fails to bring his or her average up to 3.0 in the succeeding semester may be dropped from the program. In addition, a student who receives grades below B in two graduate courses is considered to have an academic deficiency. A third grade below B, after the student receives a formal warning of the deficiency, may cause the student to lose matriculated status or be dropped from the program.

Grading Policy

According to the Graduate Bulletin for LIU Post, “A grade of (INC) is assigned at the discretion of the professor and indicates that some of the course requirements have not been completed. A student has until the end of the following semester to make up incomplete coursework. When, due to extenuating circumstances, a student needs additional time to complete the course, he or she must submit a written request to the appropriate faculty member, chairperson and dean for an extension. After completion of an incomplete (INC) course, a grade of (I) is retained on the transcript along with the final earned grade and the date.”