Masters Accelerated Program (MAP)

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 or 

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


  1. Receive approval - feel 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 1 year to complete a Master’s degree 
  3. Take graduate level courses while still an undergrad 
  4. Courses count as electives towards 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 earns Honors Certificate, 18 HON credits earns University Honors)