A graduate degree is becoming a necessity for many occupations within the criminal justice system. The accelerated program helps students obtain both degrees in a more cost-effective and efficient manner.

The purpose of the Criminal Justice & Criminology Accelerated Master’s program is to provide high achieving students the option of an accelerated course of study. Students earn both degrees in 5 years. Consistent with other accelerated programs, it includes 3 years of undergraduate study and 2 years of graduate study.

Criminal Justice & Criminology Accelerated Master’s Application

Undergraduate Admission and Continuation Requirements
      • High School Graduates
      •  A GPA of 3.0 on all high school work
      •  No math or English deficiencies
      •  Admitted in good standing to UWM
      •  A one to two page statement explaining the student’s interest in a particular field of study and reasons for entering an accelerated program
      •  Two letters of recommendation from high school teachers/counselors attesting to the student’s maturity and suitability for an accelerated program
      •  If you are a high school graduate or will be graduating from high school this year, make sure you 1) apply to UWM and 2) apply to the Criminal Justice & Criminology Accelerated Master’s program.
      • Continuing/Transfer Students
      •  A GPA of 3.0 on all prior university work
      •  A one to two page statement explaining the student’s interest in a particular field of study and reasons for entering an accelerated program
      •  Two letters of recommendation attesting to the student’s maturity and suitability for an accelerated program
      •  It’s recommended that you transfer prior to obtaining junior status (58 credits). If you apply after junior standing, it may take longer to complete the accelerated program.
      •  If you are a continuing or transfer student, make sure you 1) apply to the dual program and 2) apply to the Graduate School by the second semester junior year in order to register for graduate classes.
      • Apply to the Criminal Justice & Criminology Accelerated Master’s program.
Curriculum and Degree Requirements
  • Sample Course of Study Covering 10 Full-Time Semesters
  • This is only one model of selecting courses for a five-year sequence to degree requirements. This chart is not intended to be a guide for the selection of specific courses or to substitute for academic advising. For suggestions about specific courses and other schedule options, students are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisors.
  • Visit the UWM Academic Catalog for more information on eligible double-counted courses.
  • Freshman Year
    Semester I
    CRM JST 105 1 cr
    CRM JST 110 3 cr
    Math (if necessary) general elective 3 cr
    English (if necessary) general elective 3 cr
    GER Humanities 3 cr
    GER Social Science 3 cr
    16 credits

    TOTAL 31 credits

    Semester II
    CRM JST 271 3 cr
    GER Arts 3 cr
    GER Humanities 3 cr
    U.S. History 151/152 3 cr
    General Elective 3 cr
    15 credits
  • Sophomore Year
    Semester I
    CRM JST 273 3 cr
    CRM JST 275 3 cr
    COM 103 3 cr
    GER Natural Science 3 cr
    U.S. History 151/152 3 cr
    15 credits

    TOTAL 32 credits

    Semester II
    CRM JST 305 3 cr
    CRM JST Elective 2 cr
    GER Natural Science Lab 3 cr
    GER Social Science 3 cr
    General Elective 3 cr
    CRM JST Elective 3 cr
    17 credits
  • Junior Year
    Semester I
    CRM JST 671 3 cr
    CRM JST 310 3 cr
    GER Social Science 3 cr
    General Elective 3 cr
    General Elective 3 cr
    Apply for Graduate Program Junior Year, Semester I
    15 credits

    TOTAL 30 credits

    Semester II
    Sociology 261 3 cr
    CRM JST Elective 3 cr
    CRM JST 520 FWD Counting (General Elective) 3 cr
    General Elective 3 cr
    General Elective 3 cr
    TOTAL 15 credits
  • Senior Year
    Semester I
    CRM JST 663 3 cr
    CRM JST Elective 3 cr
    CRM JST Elective 3 cr
    CRM JST 662 3 cr
    12 credits

    TOTAL 24 credits

    Semester II
    CRM JST 743 3 cr
    GRAD Elective BKWD Counting 3 cr
    GRAD Elective BKWD Counting 3 cr
    GRAD Elective BKWD Counting 3 cr
    12 credits
  • Graduate School – Year 1
    Semester I
    CRM JST 713 3 cr
    CRM JST 756 3 cr
    CRM JST 716 3 cr
    9 credits

    TOTAL 18 credits

     

    Program TOTAL 135 credits

    Semester II
    CRM JST 910 Master’s Capstone Seminar BKWD Counting 3 cr
    CRM JST 773 3 cr
    Grad Elective BKWD Counting 3 cr
    9 credits

 

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  • Department of Criminal Justice
    & Criminology
    Enderis Hall, Room 1110
    (414) 229-4852
    dmromain@uwm.edu

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