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Master of Jurisprudence –
Criminal Justice Concentration

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.

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.

”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.”

-Gerald Reamey


Course Name Credit Hours
Fundamentals of the American Legal System (offered online) 2
Legal Research and Writing (offered online) 2
Criminal Law 4
Constitutional Criminal Procedure 3
Texas Criminal Procedure 3
Second First-year Course (or Property or Contracts, offered online) 4

Required Courses

Additional Concentration Requirements

Course Name Credit Hours
Comparative Criminal Procedure 3
Federal Criminal Procedure 2
Advanced Criminal Procedure 2
Capital Punishment 2
Federal Criminal Law 2
Evidence 4
Law and Mental Health 2
Self-defense Law 2
Prosecution Law 2
Immigration Law 2
Civil Rights 2

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