Sample Schedule

The following are sample full-time and part-time delivery systems for Sacred Heart’s MACJ. Courses are offered both weekday evenings and online.

Admitted students will work with their assigned faculty advisor to develop an official plan of study specific to their concentration area and intended completion time.

Sample One Year Schedule

**Sacred Heart University undergraduate Criminal Justice majors may elect to take 6 credits of MACJ courses during their senior year and begin the MACJ in the fall semester.

Summer 1

  • CJ 500 Foundations of Criminal Law and Procedure

Summer 2

  • CJ Elective

Fall Semester

  • CJ 501 Theories and Analysis of Crime Causation and Deviance
  • CJ 502 Critical Issues in the Administration and Management of
    the Criminal Justice System
  • CJ 581 Methods of Research Design and Statistical Analysis CJ Elective
  • CJ Elective

Spring Semester

  • CJ Elective
  • CJ Elective
  • CJ Elective
  • CJ 650 – Criminal Justice Thesis or students not enrolling in the thesis are required to take an additional CJ elective and the Comprehensive Exam

Sacred Heart also offers courses during the May and Winter intensive semesters.  

Sample Part Time Schedule

Semester 1

  • CJ 501 Theories and Analysis of Crime Causation and Deviance
  • CJ 502 Critical Issues in the Administration and Management of
    the Criminal Justice System

Semester 2

  • CJ 500 Foundations of Criminal Law and Procedure
  • CJ Elective

Summer 1

  • CJ Elective

Summer 2

  • CJ Elective

Semester 3

  • CJ 581 Methods of Research Design and Statistical Analysis 
  • CJ Elective

Semester 4

  • CJ Elective
  • CJ 650 – Criminal Justice Thesis or students not enrolling in the thesis are required to take an additional CJ elective and the Comprehensive Exam

**A thesis option is available as a substitute to the Comprehensive Exam. The thesis is appropriate for students who wish to continue their education towards a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice.