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					MASTER OF ARTS                                                                                              Revised 2/18/10 rtj


Criminal Justice
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                                                                         CRIMINAL JUSTICE
  The Slippery Rock Criminology and Criminal
  Justice program’s online Master of Arts degree in                     GRADUATE COURSES
  Criminal Justice provides an opportunity for
  working professionals in the criminal justice field to     CORE:
  attain a graduate degree for career enhancement,           07-601   Proseminar
  as well as for traditional graduate learners who           07-610   Administration of Justice
  value the accessibility of an online program.              07-615   Advanced Criminological Theories
                                                             07-620   Correctional Administration
  This program is entirely online and comprises a 36         07-625   Contemporary Issues in Policing
  credit degree offering with the option of a thesis or      07-660   Criminal Justice Ethics
  internship track. Along with coursework in the three
  components of the criminal justice system (policing,       ELECTIVES (choose two):
  courts and corrections), the SRU M.A. program              07-621 Community Corrections
  offers an optional community corrections                   07-622 Individual and Group Interventions
  specialization. Additionally, the program includes         07-626 Victimology
  coursework in advanced criminological theory,              07-627 Criminal Justice and the Multicultural
  research and statistical methodologies. This                      Community
  program is designed to serve the educational
  needs of working criminal justice professionals in         RESEARCH AND ANALYTIC METHODS COURSES:
  Western Pennsylvania and elsewhere. The                    07-630 Statistical Methods in Criminology
  curriculum offers flexibility for professionals in the     07-635 Criminological Research
  field who desire an advanced CJ degree for
  workforce enhancement purposes, as well as                 THESIS
  ensuring a quality Master’s level credential for           07-800 Master's Thesis
  learners who may aspire to doctorate level work.
                                                             NON-THESIS
  This program has a thesis and non-thesis option.           07-750 Internship in Criminology
  The thesis option requires the completion and
  defense of an original research project. The non-
  thesis track requires the passing of comprehensive         THESIS OPTION
  exams and an internship experience with a criminal         The thesis option requires the successful completion of
  justice agency.                                            36 hours: 30 semester hours of course work and 6
                                                             hours of thesis credits.

  DEGREE AND COURSE                                          NON-THESIS OPTION
  REQUIREMENTS                                               This program requires the completion of 30 credits of
  The Master of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice              coursework and successful completion of a 6 credit
  offers two options: a 36 credit-hour thesis option         internship. Students electing this option must pass a
  and a 36 credit-hour non-thesis option. Students           comprehensive exam prior to registering for the
  are required to choose one of the two options.             internship.




Contact Information:

Academics and Course Scheduling         Applications and Admissions
Dr. David R. Champion                   Office of Graduate Admissions
Graduate Coordinator                    124 North Hall
004 Spotts World Culture Building       (724) 738-2051 or 1-(877) SRU-GRAD
                                                                                              www.SRU.edu
(724) 738-4462                          E-mail: graduate.admissions@sru.edu           A member of the Pennsylvania State System
E-mail: david.champion@sru.edu          www.sru.edu/graduate                                     of Higher Education
                                                                                                        Revised 2/18/10 rtj



   ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS                                   TUITION AND GRADUATE
   All applicants for graduate study at Slippery Rock       ASSISTANTSHIPS
   University must have a minimum undergraduate             Information on current tuition and graduate
   grade point average of 2.75 to be considered for         assistantships can be found on the main
   unconditional admission. Applicants must submit          Graduate Admissions Web site at
   a baccalaureate degree conferred transcript              www.sru.edu/graduate. Financial aid brochures
   and have official general Graduate Record                are also available through the Financial Aid
   examination or Miller Analogies test scores              Office or Graduate Admissions.
   forwarded to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
   Applicants must also submit three letters of
   recommendation (preferably with professors
   familiar with your academic qualifications) and a        *The educational policies and procedures are
   300 to 500 word personal statement describing            continually being reviewed and changed in
   their background, career goals and why they              keeping with the mission of the university.
   want to study criminology.                               Consequently, this document cannot be
                                                            considered binding and is intended to be used as
                                                            only an informational guide. Students are
   DEGREE COMPLETION PROCESS                                responsible for being informed of official policies
   There are four steps to the process of completing        and regulations for meeting all appropriate
   a master’s degree at Slippery Rock University.           requirements.
   Students must:
   1. Obtain unconditional admission status,
   2. Be approved for degree candidacy (students
   must have successfully completed between 6
   and 12 credit hours in a declared program of
   study),
   3. Complete all required coursework with a QPA
   of 3.0 or above.
   4. Complete the internship experience and
   comprehensive exams, or alternately, write and
   defend an original research thesis project.

   Upon completion of these steps, the student will
   be required to apply for graduation before the
   end of the semester in which he or she wishes to
   graduate. Consult the graduate catalog for further
   information.




Contact Information:

Academics and Course Scheduling      Applications and Admissions
Dr. David R. Champion                Office of Graduate Admissions
Graduate Coordinator                 124 North Hall
004 Spotts World Culture Building    (724) 738-2051 or 1-(877) SRU-GRAD
                                                                                             www.SRU.edu
(724) 738-4462                       E-mail: graduate.admissions@sru.edu             A member of the Pennsylvania State System
E-mail: david.champion@sru.edu       www.sru.edu/graduate                                       of Higher Education