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Criminology and Criminal Justice (CJCH)   

Program Title and Classification

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Graduate Degree Program

College: Behavioral and Social Sciences


Students complete part of their coursework at the University of Maryland and part at Nanjing Normal University in China. Please visit the department website for more information.

Admissions Information

General Requirements:

Program-Specific Requirements:

  • Letters of Recommendation (2)
  • CV/Resume
  • Notarized degree certificate
  • Transcripts in English and Chinese

For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website:

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant Fall
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
1 Dec
International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
13 July

Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at

Degree Requirements

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Total CreditsCore Requirements

Non-thesis only: 30 credits required

Students complete the following courses:

CCJS 600: Criminal Justice (3 credits)

CCJS 604 Policy Analysis (3 credits)

CCJS 605: Program Evaluation for Criminal Justice (3 credits)

CCJS 611: Statistical Tools for Criminal Justice (3 credits)

CCJS 651: Criminology (3 credits)

CCJS 678D: International Law and Process (3 credits)

CCJS 678E Criminal Procedure Law (3 credits)

CCJS 678F: Criminal Law (3 credits)

CCJS 678G: Criminal Justice System in China (3 credits)

CCJS 720: Criminal Justice System Planning (3 credits)

CCJS 678K: Research Methods (non-credit)

CCJS 678L: Chinese Criminal Law and Criminal Justice (non-credit)





Office of lnternational and Executive Programs

1117L Chincoteague Hall

University of Maryland

College Park MD, 20742

Telephone: 301-405-8443


Associated Information


Criminology and Criminal Justice (CRIM)

Justice Leadership (MPJL)