Master of Jurisprudence

The Criminal Justice Concentration is just one of your options. See the main Master of Jurisprudence page for details about the overall program and other available options.

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Professor Gerald Reamey

Featured Faculty: Gerald Reamey

“The St. Mary’s M.Jur. in Criminal Justice affords that high level of understanding and application that cannot be acquired only from basic academy or college courses in criminal law and procedure.”

M.Jur. Criminal Justice Concentration

The St. Mary’s M.Jur. in Criminal Justice provides a curriculum that builds a deep of understanding of criminal law that goes far beyond law enforcement academy or lower-level college courses in criminal law and procedure.

It prepares graduates to deal with the broad range and depth of legal issues that increasingly confront criminal justice, law enforcement and corrections professionals at all levels.


Required Courses
Course NameCredit Hours
Fundamentals of the American Legal System (offered online)2
Legal Research and Writing (offered online)2
Criminal Law4
Constitutional Criminal Procedure3
Texas Criminal Procedure3
Second First-year Course (or Property or Contracts, offered online)4
Two additional electives from this list must be chosen.
Course NameCredit Hours
Comparative Criminal Procedure3
Federal Criminal Procedure2
Advanced Criminal Procedure2
Capital Punishment2
Federal Criminal Law2
Law and Mental Health2
Self-defense Law2
Prosecution Law2
Immigration Law2
Civil Rights2
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