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Master of Jurisprudence in Criminal Law

M.Jur. Criminal Law Concentration

In order to successfully practice the art and science of criminal investigation, law enforcement and corrections, and to advance within the profession to higher administrative positions, a thorough understanding of law is required.

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.

M.Jur. at St. Mary's Law

The Criminal Law concentration is one of many options at St. Mary’s. All are fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College and have obtained acquiescence from the American Bar Association (ABA).

General M.Jur. Program Information

Criminal Law Concentration Curriculum

Required Courses Credit Hours
Fundamentals of the American Legal System 2
Legal Research and Writing I 2
Criminal Law 3
Constitutional Criminal Procedure 3
Texas Criminal Procedure 3
Property I (or Property I and II online or Contracts I and II online) 3 for Property I (or 4 for Property I and II online or Contracts I and II online)

Additional Concentration Requirements

Two additional electives from the list must be chosen.
Courses 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 Heath 2
Self-defense Law 2
Prosecution Law 2
Immigration Law 2
Civil Rights 2

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