Masters Accelerated Program (MAP)

The Criminal Justice Department participates in the Masters Accelerated Program (MAP).

Masters Accelerated Program (MAP) is the chance to take up to 12 graduate credits ( courses numbered CJUS 450 level and higher)  during your undergrad that can apply towards a Master's degree.   

You   must apply for the MAP program before taking the classes (nothing more than filling out a form).  

Please email  either  Marija Dimitrijevic  at  


Dr. Carlos Posadas  at  to  fill out the form or ask questions.    


  1. Receive approval - fill out the MAP form (email  or
  2. Must be a Junior or Senior with a minimum of 60 undergraduate credits  
  3. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0  
The Benefits: 
  1. Cost   - up to 12 credit hours of graduate courses are paid as undergrad courses  
  2. Your Master’s program duration   - many students would need only one year to complete a Master’s degree  
  3. Take graduate-level courses while still an undergrad  
  4. Courses count as electives   toward graduation with a bachelor’s degree  
  5. After you graduate with a bachelor’s degree , these credits are applied to your Master’s studies  
  6. If, for some reason, you decide not to pursue a Master’s degree,   it still shows prospective grad universities and employers that you are capable of grad-level work and enhances your profile/competitiveness among other candidates.  
  7. Those elective CJUS 450 and higher courses   can count as Honors courses   through the Contract system (6 upper division HON credits earn Honors Certificate, 18 HON credits earn University Honors)