UMKC Catalog


Master of Science: Criminal Justice and Criminology - Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates from the Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology program will:
  • Have knowledge as to the character and recent trends in crime in the United States.
  • Understand the major elements that shape and impact the development of justice system policies in response to crime.
  • Have knowledge with respect to various models for defining the scope and operation of the criminal justice system.
  • Have specific knowledge regarding recent developments in criminological theories that attempt to explain delinquent and criminal behavior.
  • Be able to employ elements of qualitative and/or quantitative research methods to design scientific-based projects to examine issues related to criminal justice or criminal behavior.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of statistical methods, processes, and tests to understand and interpret scientific research findings from the criminal justice and criminology literature.
  • Have specific knowledge and understanding of current literature, research, and issues in a cognitive area related to criminal justice chosen by the student.