MSCJ/MPA Program Requirements

Students are required to complete a total of 60 semester hours for the coordinated degree (includes 3 hours of internship and a 3-hour capstone project). This includes 30 hours in each department. Full-time students should be able to complete all degree requirements within three years.

Course Catalog

A complete list of program requirements and courses are available in the UAB Graduate Catalog's Criminal Justice and MPA catalogs.

Program Admissions

Students must apply and be admitted to the MPA and MSCJ programs separately. The requirements for each degree must be met and close communication with both programs is required.


Contact Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Tara D. Warner, for more information.

Ready to Apply?

All the information you need to apply can be found on UAB's Graduate Admissions Hub.