Special Topics and Directed Reading Courses

In addition to your required coursework, the MS and PhD programs allow you to complete a variety of elective courses. For the MS, these must be CRIM courses.  For the PhD, these can be CRIM courses or courses from departments across the university. Please see the University Catalog for a list of approved electives for your degree program. 

CRIM 795 (Special Topics) courses count as electives for the MS and PhD programs. For PhD students who entered their program prior to fall 2018, CRIM 795 courses are affiliated with one or more substantive field of specialization in the doctoral program. In cases where a course is affiliated with more than one field, doctoral students may apply the elective credit to only one substantive field. Please review the list of special topics courses below.

CRIM 796 (Directed Reading) courses count as electives for the PhD program. CRIM 796 directed reading courses allow doctoral students to study closely with a faculty member on a topic of interest to you. To register for a directed reading course, you must submit an enrollment form to the Director of Graduate Programs or Graduate Coordinator at least two weeks before the beginning of the semester (see below).

Special Topics and Directed Reading Course Resources