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									                                AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
Degrees Offered:

M.S. in Justice, Law and Society

The M.S. in Justice, Law and Society merges the central concerns of the undergraduate
degrees offered in DJLS. The M.S. degree examines problems of justice from the
vantage point of two concentrations: Justice and Public Policy, and Law and Society.
The M.S. in Justice, Law and Society serves as both a terminal degree and a pre-
doctoral degree. Students who wish to pursue careers in justice or related agencies will
find the public policy thrust of the program to be of most immediate interest, but courses
offered in the Law and Society concentration, which bear directly or indirectly on the
justice system, will be germane to them as well. Conversely, students with a primary
interest in advanced graduate work studying the general and theoretical ramifications of
law and society will find it helpful to be grounded in the practical considerations raised
by the Justice and Public Policy concentration. In both areas of concentration, there will
be an emphasis on understanding, evaluating, and, where appropriate, conducting
research. Graduates who go on for doctoral or professional study will be equipped to
pursue rigorous graduate programs that emphasize Justice or Law and Society, as well
as in programs that merge the concerns.

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

The Master of Public Administration program contributes to the department's mission by
preparing students for leadership positions in public service and related organizations. It
emphasizes instruction and applications in core management competencies and areas
of further concentration which allow students to enhance skills or develop new ones to
address the changing global environment.

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

The Masters of Public Policy (MPP) program in the School of Public Affairs at American
University (AU) combines quantitative rigor with a focus on implementation and practice.
The result is an innovative MPP program designed for the serious minded student who
wants to play a leadership role through better policy analysis, program evaluation and
successful policy implementation. Ranked 25th in the country by U.S. News & World
Report (out of 249 programs), the MPP program at American University is well
positioned to prepare its students for leadership in policy affairs. The MPP program
incorporates the strength of the department's top rated Master of Public Administration
degree (e.g. leadership, ethics, and management) with the critical elements of policy
analysis. The benefit to students is the opportunity to learn how to lead while learning
how policies work.

The most serious public policy issues (global warming, world hunger, poverty,
inadequate housing, the war on drugs and national security) require policy makers to
employ cross-jurisdictional, cross-sectoral (public-private-non-profit), and cross-
disciplinary strategies. To facilitate this requirement, the MPP draws on the resources of
all three departments that comprise the School of Public Affairs: Government; Justice,
Law and Society; and Public Administration & Policy. Each nationally recognized
department provides students with expanded opportunities for enriched learning,
networking and a comprehensive approach to the required disciplines.

Policy analysts work in a variety of domestic and international settings. They are
increasingly challenged to effectively harness the dynamism of markets, the expertise of
career civil servants, and the passion found in non-profit organizations. The
multidisciplinary focus of the MPP program at AU provides students with the necessary
skills to creatively address the political, financial, organizational, legal, ethical and
constitutional challenges inherent in developing and delivering sound public policies.

Drawing on the expertise of the internationally acclaimed faculty of the School of Public
Affairs, the MPP program embraces these educational challenges. Supporting this
commitment, the MPP program is anchored by a curriculum that combines policy
leadership, policy analysis and public policy specializations. From these courses,
students gain both the theoretical and hands-on knowledge necessary to facilitate the
practice of policy formation and analysis. Students select an area of concentration
reflecting their personal career aims. For most students this is combined with an
internship that provides practical experience in public, private or non-profit organizations
operating domestically or internationally in the Washington policy community.

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS: YES

AWARDS: US news rank 47

STUDENT POPULATION: 6,000 undergraduate students and 4,000 graduate students

CONTACT INFO:
American University
School of Public Affairs
Justice, Law and Society
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016 U.S.A.
Click to send E-mail to: spagrad@american.edu
Phone: 1-202-885-2940
Fax: 1-202-885-2353
www.american.edu
                   CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA


Degree Offered:

Master of Arts Social Science - Criminal Justice

The Master of Social Science -- Criminal Justice is offered in an accelerated cohort
format at California University of Pa's CalU Pittsburgh site in the Regional Enterprise
Tower in downtown Pittsburgh. The program is housed in the Department of
Professional Studies within the College of Science and Technology. Both academics
and practitioners whose pedagogy blends theory and practice in the classroom teach
classes. The curricular mission is to prepare learned and erudite justice practitioners
who will assume leadership positions in the justice sector and make substantial
contributions to the betterment of the legal and justice system and the community
served.

Legal Studies: Law and Public Policy

A program for experienced practitioners seeking personal, professional and intellectual
growth. For so many non-traditional students, the opportunity to prove worth and value
is often bound up in a graduate program. Cal U's Master in Legal Studies: Law and
Public Policy track is directed at those who labor in law, beyond the usual targets of
judges and lawyers, and delivers a highly sophisticated legal education that leads to
greater levels of understanding and responsibility. California's M.S. in Legal Studies:
Law and Public Policy will help you strive for personal, intellectual, occupational and
professional perfection.

~A Web-based Degree Program~
Distance or web-based learning plays a major role in the journey to upward mobility and
affords unique opportunities to students too often forgotten by institutions of higher
learning. California University of Pennsylvania is intent on serving a new generation of
student learners in the virtual classroom where accessibility is no longer an issue;
where time, job and family demands can be accommodated; and where a world of
learning can be tackled at a pace slightly different from the traditional classroom
environment.

A community of students and scholar/ faculty will work online and function as a group of
interactive peers. This virtual community - known as a cohort - creates lively, dynamic
educational experience that enriches the collaborative skills essential in the
contemporary workplace. The courses will be asynchronous; therefore the student will
not need to be on their computer at the same time as the instructor or other students.


GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS: YES

AWARDS: Universities–Master's (North), fourth tier
STUDENT POPULATION: 5,943 undergrad; 1241 graduate

CONTACT INFO:
The School of Graduate Studies and Research
315 Dixon Hall
250 University Ave.,
California, PA 15419
Phone: 724-938-4187
Fax: 724-938-5712
Suzanne Powers, Director of Graduate Recruitment and Admission
Karlene Petrisek, Administrative Assistant
Bobbie Jo Cetera, Clerk Typist 2
Jessica Spence, Clerk Typist 2
www.uml.edu
                              COPPIN STATE COLLEGE
Degrees Offered:
Welcome to the Department of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement at Coppin State
College—a Historically Black College of the University of Maryland system. Viewed as
one of the fastest growing programs of the college, the department offers both the B.S.
and M.S. degrees in Criminal Justice.

The Department is very student centered operating with an orientation strongly geared
toward developing students to their fullest potential. We have a long tradition of quality
teaching and are proud of the fact that faculty have expertise, including, Terrorism,
Policing, Law, Corrections, Juvenile Delinquency, and Crime Prevention. In addition to
teaching a variety of undergraduate courses, faculty members are involved in research
and publishing books and articles widely referenced by students, criminal justice
professionals and those involved in policy making.

The Master of Education degree areas of specialization include correctional
education, correctional counseling and correctional administration.

The Master of Science degree areas of specialization include administration,
correctional counseling, crime and delinquency, prevention and control and criminal
justice planning and research.

Areas of Specialization:

  o Criminal Justice Administration
  o Crime and Delinquency
  o Correctional Counseling
  o Correctional Education
  o Criminal Justice Research and Planning
  o Areas of Specialization
  o Correctional Education/Teaching
  o Correctional Counseling/Parole, Probation, and Crime Prevention
  o Correctional Administration
GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS: YES

AWARDS: Universities–Master's (North), fourth tier
STUDENT POPULATION
       4,000 undergrads; 855 graduates
CONTACT INFO:
Coppin State University
Division of Graduate Studies
Correctional Education
2500 West North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21216-3698 U.S.A Click to send E-mail to: mgross@coppin.edu
Phone: 1-410-383-5535
www.coppin.edu
                                 DESALES UNIVERSITY

Degrees offered:

The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ) program is designed with the purposes of
promoting professionalism, teaching cutting edge criminal justice theory and its
application to the field of criminal justice, and fostering ethical standards for criminal
justice practitioners and academicians. The MACJ program recognizes the necessity to
emphasize graduate educational opportunities for individuals seeking careers in all
aspects of the criminal justice system.

When students graduate from the MACJ program, they will be able to demonstrate:
Having knowledge and perspective about all aspects of the criminal justice system.
Ability to research, write, and report concerning significant issues in the criminal justice
field and related areas of interest.

Familiarity with advanced criminological theory applicable to 21st Century society.
Awareness of the leadership skills and abilities essential for effective and efficient
administration of criminal justice organizations and agencies.

Appreciation of a multidisciplinary approach to criminal justice problems, as well as
opportunities, through application and use of all of the social sciences. Understanding
and appreciation of ethical practices in the field of criminal justice from a perspective
that includes the mission and philosophy of DeSales University and the tradition of
Christian humanism developed by Saint Francis de Sales.

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS: YES
AWARDS: Universities–Master's (North), 57

STUDENT POPULATION:
Total: 2,499; undergraduates: 1,561

CONTACT INFO:
MACJ Program
2755 Station Avenue
Center Valley, PA 18034
610-282-1100 ext 1466
macj@desales.edu
www.desales.edu
                           FAIRMONT STATE UNIVERSITY

Degrees offered:

Graduate studies at Fairmont State University are designed to give students advanced
knowledge in a special field of study, higher levels of professional competence, an
understanding of and respect for scholarly research and a sophisticated knowledge of
the techniques of continued, lifelong intellectual growth. These goals are achieved
through coherent, orderly programs of study, investigation and supervised practical
experiences that are carefully planned by each individual student in consultation with a
graduate faculty adviser.

Choosing to pursue a Master's degree program at Fairmont State University
represents a commitment to excellence, personal growth, and lifelong learning. Our
graduate programs are committed to a student-centered learning environment that
emphasizes concrete experiences, intellectual discourse, and critical reflection. FSU is
small enough to allow each graduate student opportunities for interaction with fellow
students and distinguished faculty members, yet large enough to provide challenging
and diverse areas of study. To better serve graduate students, the university schedules
classes at times designed to meet the scheduling needs of part-time as well as full-time
students. In fact, several programs and many courses are delivered primarily online.
Such courses typically receive student ratings which surpass those of traditional, face-
to-face classes.

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice program focuses on the criminal justice
system, its organizational components and processes and its legal and public policy
contexts. The program includes instruction in criminal law and policy, police and
correctional systems organization, the administration of justice and the judiciary, and
public attitudes regarding a wide range of criminal justice issues. The program will
provide students with advanced theoretical, legal, and methodological training for
research, teaching, management and administrative careers in local, state, and federal
agencies.

STUDENT POPULATION:
Undergraduates: 7,100
Postgraduates: 600

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS: YES
AWARDS: UNKNOWN

CONTACT INFO:
Dr. Deanna Shields, Chair
Department of Social Science
Professor of Criminal Justice
Room 110b Hardway Building
Phone: 304.367.4775
FAX: 304.367.4785
E-Mail: dshields@fairmontstate.edu
                         GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
Degrees offered:

Established in the heart of the nation's capital in 1821, GW provides innovative
programs in more than 200 fields of study, including graduate certificate, master's, and
doctoral programs. Under the guidance of a world-renowned faculty, you will explore
both theory and practice in courses that prepare you to meet the needs of an
increasingly complex society.

Following George Washington's vision of an institution that would prepare leaders for
the nation's future, GW offers advanced study in challenging, often multidisciplinary
programs, that help you realize your full potential. A truly international university, with
students from all 50 states and 130 countries, GW offers you the resources of nine
graduate and professional schools. In addition, you will benefit from our associations
with business, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations, including such
renowned institutions as the Library of Congress, National Science Foundation,
Smithsonian Institution, Folger Shakespeare Library, National Aeronautics and Space
Administrations, World Bank, and National Institutes of Health.

The main GW campus is located in Foggy Bottom, a historic area in Washington, D.C.
Some programs are also offered at the Virginia Campus, a graduate education and
research campus in the Northern Virginia technology corridor; at several other off-
campus locations in the Metro area; and through distance learning.

M.A.-Criminal Justice
An MA Degree in Criminal Justice is offered in a joint program by the Sociology
Department and the Forensic Sciences Department. The program is unique in
combining training in traditional criminal justice and forensic sciences. Requirements
include courses in research methods, statistics, criminal justice, and forensic sciences
courses.
MFS
The Master of Forensic Sciences (MFS) programs provide an understanding of the
integration of forensic science disciplines with the investigation of criminal activity, along
with an overview of analytical methods, procedures, equipment, and data used by
forensic specialists.
The MFS programs are offered with the following concentrations: Crime Scene
Investigation, Forensic Chemistry, Forensic Toxicology, Forensic Molecular Biology,
High-Technology Crime Investigation, and Security Management.
The concentrations in High-Technology Crime Investigation and Security Management
are offered off-campus. All other concentrations are offered on-campus.
A graduate certificate program is also offered in Forensic Investigations. Admission to
this program requires five years experience as a forensic investigator.


GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS: YES
AWARDS: National Universities, 54
STUDENT POPULATION:
Undergraduates: 10,813; Postgraduates: 13,718

CONTACT:
George Washington University,The
Columbian School of Arts and Sciences
Criminal Justice
801 22nd Street, NW, Phillips Hall, Suite 602
Washington, DC 20052 U.S.A.

FORENSIC: 2036 H St. NW
Samson Hall
Phone: 202-994-7319
Fax: 202-994-7397
forsc@gwu.edu
http://www.gwu.edu/~forensic/
                     INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Degrees Offered:

M.A. in Criminology Program offered at the IUP Monroeville Center
IUP's Masters of Arts degree in Criminology prepares students for administrative and
research positions in the criminal justice system and related fields. It also is designed
for professionals already working in these areas who wish to broaden their career
opportunities. IUP's criminology program has been in existence for over twenty years. It
offers students a strong theoretical foundation coupled with an emphasis on practical
application and policy. This program also prepares students for doctoral studies. IUP
offers an on-campus doctoral program for individuals who plan to continue their
education after earning their M.A. in Criminology.

DOCTORATE IN CRIMINOLOGY
The Department of Criminology offers students seeking careers in criminology a broad
liberal arts education that encourages them to think critically about crime and justice
issues and also prepares them for careers in the criminal justice system. The degree
offered is the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Criminology and the Bachelor of Arts with
a major in Criminology Pre-Law. Additionally, students may minor in Criminology.
Through the Graduate School the department also offers graduate work at both the
master’s and doctoral level.

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS: YES

AWARDS: National Universities, fourth tier

STUDENT POPULATION:
Undergraduates: 11,724
Postgraduates: 2,294

CONTACT INFO:
  IUP Monroeville Graduate and Professional Center
  Ninth Floor, Building #4
  Penn Center East
  Pittsburgh, PA 15235
  Telephone: 412-824-1999
      www.iup.edu/graduate
                                LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY

Program: Sociology Major, Master of Science degree, concentration Criminal Justice

The mission of graduate sociology is an extension of the general mission of Longwood
University. The goal of graduate sociology is to develop in our students qualities of the
citizen-leader by providing graduate level education that emphasizes the applied use of
sociological theories, methods. Students have the opportunity to learn how to apply
sociology through practical, real life experience in their professional fields. With a
program designed to serve students who are already in a service profession related to
sociology and those seeking positions in these fields, we offer the kind of education that
will encourage professional growth and enhance leadership ability. The student
interested in the many fields of criminal justice will benefit from our program's well-
developed ties to various criminal justice and related institutions throughout the region.
       The program is unique in four ways. First, it is oriented to the application of
sociological theories and methods to social life. This includes issues related to crime,
juvenile delinquency, poverty, family violence, service delivery, and human resources.
Second, the program utilizes off-campus courses, innovative time formats, and web-
based and web-enhanced offerings. These arrangements make the program especially
attractive for in-service professionals. Third, because it is grounded in the liberal arts
discipline of sociology, it is an appropriate degree program for students in a variety of
vocations. Fourth, the program is well-integrated into local and regional criminal justice
and social service agencies and is supported by an advisory panel of distinguished
professionals.
       Graduate sociology at Longwood is offered off-campus. Currently, our courses
are offered off-campus at the Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy in Lynchburg.
Each off campus course is typically offered over four alternate weekends.

Ranking: For the tenth straight year, Longwood University is ranked among the best in the new
U.S. News & World Report “America’s Best Colleges.” The 2008 Report, released on August
17, continues to rank Longwood as one of the “Top Public Universities—Master’s” in the South
at the number 11 position. Among all Southern Universities—Master’s (public and private)
Longwood moved up within the top tier to position 31 from 33 last year. Additionally,
Longwood is one of only 146 schools in the Southeast listed as a “Best Southeastern College” in
the 2007 Princeton Review. Student opinion data from a total of 654 schools is featured on the
Best Colleges: Region by Region section of PrincetonReview.com

Population: 4,300 students; 3,700 undergraduates; approximately 980 freshmen
Graduate Assistantships: YES
Contact: Dr. Ken Perkins, Graduate Coordinator, (434) 395-2243 perkinskb@longwood.edu
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Studies Longwood University,
201 High Street, Farmville, Virginia 23909
www.longwood.edu
                    MARSHALL UNIVERSITY GRADUATE COLLEGE

Program: Leadership Studies, M.A. Concentrations in Educational Leadership, Justice
Leadership, Leadership Specialist
The Criminal Justice Department is committed to those items enumerated in the mission
statements of Marshall University and its College of Liberal Arts. First and foremost, the
Criminal Justice Department strives to prepare future leaders by providing undergraduate and
graduate students with a quality liberal arts criminal justice education. This education includes
critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, research skills, language/communication skills,
and development of students' intellectual capabilities. The Criminal Justice Department is
committed to (1) applied and basic research; (2) leadership and public service to the community;
and (3) developing insight into multicultural and global issues.


Graduate Assistantships: Yes

Ranking: Master's (South), 36

Population: 14,000 students including 4,000 graduate and medical students.

Contact:
Deb Wood, Administrative Secretary, Leadership Studies
Graduate School of Education and Professional Development
Marshall University
100 Angus E. Peyton Drive
South Charleston, WV 25303
(304) 746-2514 or 1800-642-9842 ext. 62514
http://www.marshall.edu/gsepd/leadership.asp
                              MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY
Degrees offered:

MS Criminal Justice
This interdisciplinary program combines criminal justice and management course work.
Students are encouraged also to select electives from such related fields as Psychology
and Social Work. The program has close working relationships with federal Middle
District criminal justice agencies located in Scranton. It is the only graduate criminal
justice program within a 150 mile radius of Scranton. The program is designed for
criminal justice administrators or those who wish to prepare for management positions
in this field.

Core Courses:
  o Criminal Justice Administration
  o Financial Management
  o Research Theory
  o Administrative Law
  o Criminology
  o Management Information Systems
  o Thesis
  o Criminal Justice Management Project/Internship

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS: YES
AWARDS: TIER ONE US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT

STUDENT POPULATION:
Undergraduates: 2,000; Postgraduates: <1,000

CONTACT INFO:
Office of Graduate Admissions
866-279-9663, ext 6002
Email: GoGrad@marywood.edu
Graduate Admissions Counselor: Rory Allen
Department Website:
http://www.marywood.edu/departments/socsci/criminaljustice/mscj.html
                             MERCYHURST COLLEGE
DEGREES OFFERED:

Master of Science in Administration of Justice
The Administration of Justice Program is built on a common core of management
courses involving a broad overview of government management, organizational and
interpersonal dynamics, professional ethics and research competence.
Mercyhurst College has a service orientation that recognizes the special needs of both
new and practicing professionals. The program is committed to in-service professionals
whose career and personal responsibilities make it very difficult to acquire advanced
managerial training. Accordingly, the Mercyhurst program operates primarily on
weekends and evenings.

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS: YES
AWARDS: Universities–Master's (North), 85
STUDENT POPULATION:
Undergraduates: 2,856; Postgraduates: 224

CONTACT INFO:
Mercyhurst College
Administration of Justice
Office of Adult and Graduate Programs, 501 East 38th Street
Erie, PA 16546 U.S.A.
kaustin@mercyhurst.edu
Phone: 1-814-824-2985
Fax: 1-814-824-2055
WWW.MERCYHURST.EDU
                                MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY


Degrees offered:

The mission of the Criminal Justice Department is to provide the student with a broad
liberal arts education and a balanced perspective on the study and practices of the
criminal justice system. Each graduate will leave with the highest sense of human
values and a strong appreciation for justice and equality. Students will possess a core of
knowledge in analytical skills needed to conceptualize problems, and research skills
necessary to complete outcomes assessment and the development of criminal justice
policy
At Monmouth University, criminal justice is one of many academic departments in the
Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The criminal justice
program is designed to provide a balanced and comprehensive overview of the nature
and structure of the criminal justice system, with particular emphasis on preparation for
careers in fields such as law, juvenile justice, corrections, criminal justice administration,
and law enforcement. Monmouth also offers a Concentration in Forensics. The program
provides a solid preparation for graduate study. The Monmouth Advantage The
Monmouth program is unique among its peers for several reasons. First, there is a
strong emphasis on behavioral science as part of the major. The program also includes
more than the usual study of psychology, sociology, and political science. Students are
taught to understand criminal behavior through an exposure to the behavioral sciences.
In addition to basic and advanced professional courses, students focus on one or more
of the behavioral sciences as a minor. Second, students acquire an understanding of
technology. This is critical for criminal justice majors. Much law enforcement and
criminal justice work today involves computer technology, and only those who know
how to use it well will rise to the upper reaches of the profession. Third, a Monmouth
degree always emphasizes real-world experience and skills. A one-semester internship
is required for graduation. Students participate in this program as seniors when they
have identified their career path and they can be matched with the appropriate
professional agency. Students have interned with local law enforcement agencies,
prosecutors’ offices, treatment facilities, and law offices. Criminal treatment programs
offer criminal justice majors a rich new field of study. New Jersey is one of the first
states to legislate treatment programs along with incarceration for repeat sexual
offenders. This national trend is a new way to look at serious problems. Criminal
justice professionals trained in innovative treatment methods are necessary to make
this new idea work. Growth in professional treatment programs will provide
challenging opportunities for criminal justice majors. A federal commission
recommended in 1978 that a fouryear degree be standard for a law enforcement
position. Today, the state of New York requires a degree for all its
state police. More states and municipalities are likely to follow.

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS: YES
AWARDS: Universities–Master's (North), 45
STUDENT POPULATION:
Undergraduates: 4,500; Postgraduates: 2,800
CONTACT INFO:
The Wayne D. McMurray
School of Humanities and
Social Sciences
Monmouth University
400 Cedar Avenue
West Long Branch, New Jersey 07764-1898
732-571-3400
BEY HALL, ROOM 205
Telephone: 732-571-7574
Fax: 732-263-5102
www.monmouth.edu/admission/graduate/default.asp
                                Mount Aloysius College

Today, moving ahead in the criminal justice professions means you must have a
grounding in the nature of human behavior, an understanding of diverse cultures, the
ability to use information technology, and an appreciation of the psychosocial variables
that are so much a part of modern society. Monmouth University has a strong history of
preparing men and women, both on the graduate and undergraduate levels, for
leadership positions in the criminal justice professions. Our curriculum stresses ethical
and moral issues and an understanding of social responsibility, which enables you to
deal successfully with diverse groups. We also concentrate on supervision and
administration, emphasizing courses that develop your ability in leadership and state-of-
the-art information technology.

Degrees offered:

The Master of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice Management in Correctional
Administration offers unique educational and career opportunities for professionals in
the criminal justice field and other related fields. The curriculum is designed to provide
the necessary preparation for career advancement to those working in corrections as
well as to those working in other fields who would benefit from a Master's degree.
Guided by the mission of Mount Aloysius College to serve the community at large, the
program has a social justice focus that advances the following four core values:
A recognition of the innate worth of all human beings including criminal offenders;
A belief in the potential for criminal offenders to be reintegrated into society.
A recognition of the responsibility of the criminal offender to make good faith efforts to
change; and a belief in society's responsibility to assist the offender change process by
providing reasonable assistance.

STUDENT POPULATION:
Total undergrads: 1,520
Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,444
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 322
Graduate enrollment: 67

Degree(s):
Criminal Justice Administration;
Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MA): Thesis;Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MA):
Non-Thesis
CONTACT INFO:
Mount Aloysius College
7373 Admiral Peary Highway, Cresson, PA 16630-1999
Toll free: 888.823.2220 | P: 814.886.4131
www.mtaloy.edu
                            MOUNTAIN STATE UNIVERSITY

Program: Master of Criminal Justice Administration

As professional standards in criminal justice continue to rise, more and more
administrators are finding that they need not only professional skills but also advanced
proficiency in such areas as analysis, communication, and leadership. The M.C.J.A.
program helps criminal justice professionals develop those skills across a broad array of
settings and contexts. Students can select from prescribed tracks or design their own
track in a specialized area such as security, prevention, education, and training.
The program’s flexible approach makes it ideal for those who wish to pursue their
degree part time or at a distance. It also allows students who are working in
professional settings to tailor their graduate study to specific workplace challenges and
goals, and to use the working environment as a setting for action research.


Graduate Assistantships: Yes

Ranking: Universities–Master's (South), fourth tier

Population: Total Fall 2006 enrollment: 3,921 undergraduate, 501 graduate and professional,
total: 4422. Undergraduate: 84% Caucasian; 16% minority and international
Female 66%; Male 34%

Contact: Mountain State University, P.O Box 9003
Beckley, WV 25802-9003 Criminal Justice Program 304-929-1443
                           NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY

Degrees offered:

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
The Department of Criminal Justice, a diverse learning community of educators and
students in an urban setting, is dedicated to a multi-disciplinary education, merging
theory and practice in service to justice and society. It is the only criminal justice
academic program in New Jersey that has completed an Approved Program Review by
the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. The Department sponsors the Peter W.
Rodino Jr. Institute of Criminal Justice, which is dedicated to improving the operations of
the criminal justice system.

The master of science program in criminal justice is a practitioner-oriented and
theoretically grounded course of advanced study which prepares students for
professional advancement and/or advanced graduate work. It is intended for personnel
working in the criminal justice system and for students preparing for such careers.

STUDENT POPULATION:
Undergraduates: 6,300
Postgraduates: 1,400
NJCU is known primarily as a commuter school.

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS: YES
AWARDS: 4th tier

CONTACT INFO:
Hepburn Hall, Room 206
(201) 200-3409, -3410
grad_dept@njcu.edu

Professional Studies Building, Rm. 220
201-200-3492
Fax 201-200-3482
See more information on our department website.

Dr. Shirley Williams, Chairperson
Dr. Jay Berman, Graduate Coordinator
WWW.njcu.edu
                             NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY

Program: Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ) Program addresses the diverse needs of
professionals who provide leadership in the criminal justice system. Two areas of
concentration permit students to develop specialized skills and expertise: Criminal
Justice Management and Planning and Juvenile Justice. The program requires a total of
36 credit hours. The core of six courses (18 credit hours) establishes the foundation for
the concentrations. The specialized concentrations consist of three required courses (9
credit hours) and three electives (9 credit hours). Students may select the thesis or
comprehensive examination to complete degree requirements. The GRE is not
required. This is a flexible and individualized program of study. Classes are held at the
Virginia Beach Higher Education Center. Applicants are accepted for fall and spring
admission.


Graduate Assistantships: Yes

Ranking: Universities–Master's (South), fourth tier

Population: 6,238

Contact: 700 Park Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23504, criminaljustice@nsu.edu

www.nsu.edu
                            OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY

MA Program in Applied Sociology
The Master of Arts degree in Applied Sociology is offered jointly by the Department of
Sociology and Criminal Justice at Old Dominion University and the Department of
Sociology at Norfolk State University. Old Dominion University is the school of record to
which all requests and materials should be sent.
The Applied Sociology Graduate Program is just one of the 60 master's programs
available at Old Dominion. There are currently about 35 graduate students pursuing
their post-graduate work in the program. Students hail from a variety of backgrounds,
cultures, and ages.
The M.A. degree may serve as professional training for students seeking employment in
federal, state, and local government agencies or in private-sector organizations. In
addition, the M.A. program provides excellent academic training in the fundamentals of
sociology for students who wish to pursue a Ph.D. in the social sciences. The program
provides students with training in theory and methods, as well as opportunities to
participate in three areas of specialization: general sociology, criminal justice, and
women's studies..

PhD Program in Criminology and Criminal Justice
The PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Old Dominion University is a new
program which was approved by the Virginia state board of higher education in the Fall
of 2006 and the first cohort of students began Fall 2007.
The PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice is designed to produce scholars with
strong backgrounds in criminology and criminal justice, research methods and statistics.
It is designed primarily for students who are interested in pursuing careers in higher
education, though our course offerings will be designed to provide students the
education and skills needed to be employed as researchers and research supervisor in
various public and private agencies. Graduates from the program will be prepared as
scholars able to conduct research, teach college and university courses in their areas of
specialization, and to provide service to the discipline.

STUDENT POPULATION:
Undergraduates: 15,464
Postgraduates: 6,161


GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS: YES
AWARDS: THIRD TIER US NEWS RANKING
CONTACT INFO:
Mona J.E. Danner, Ph.D.
Old Dominion University
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Norfolk, VA 23529
(757) 683-5931
mdanner@odu.edu
www.odu.edu
                PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY HARRISBURG

Degrees offered:

MA CRIMINAL JUSTICE
The program reflects the numerous complexities of the discipline. It provides academic
leadership for students to work within corrections, institutionalized and non-
institutionalized settings, victim services, adult and juvenile services, policing and law
enforcement, private security, courts, and other human service organizations serving
the clients of these institutions. It also helps develop research abilities for those
students who may wish to consider doctoral studies.
Strong ties developed in state, local, and federal law enforcement, corrections, drug
treatment, victimization, and crime control policy organizations provide research and
learning opportunities for interested students.
The degree may be earned by full-time or part-time study. Most courses will be offered
in the evening, although some may be offered during the day or on weekends.


GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS: YES
AWARDS: ranked 57th in US News & World Report's rating of over 240 graduate
schools of public affairs throughout the country
STUDENT POPULATION:
Undergraduates: 1,746; Postgraduates: 1,695

CONTACT INFO:
School of Public Affairs
Penn State Harrisburg - 777 West Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057
bas4@psu.edu - 717-948-6044 ; 717-948-6042 (staff assistant), 717-948-6320 (fax) ke,
Middletown, PA 17057
bas4@psu.edu - 717-948-6044 ; 717-948-6042 (staff assistant), 717-948-6320 (fax)
www.psu.edu
            PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY – UNIVERSITY PARK

Penn State's Department of Sociology and Criminology is committed to vigorous
research and excellence in graduate education. In the most recent NSF Survey of
Research and Development Expenditures, Penn State Sociology is ranked #1
nationally. The Criminology graduate program is one of the nation’s top five programs in
criminology and criminal justice. Penn State’s Demography program is ranked in the top
five population science graduate training programs in the United States by the 2006 U.S
News and World Report.
The hallmark of the Department is its commitment to rigor in the analysis of social
phenomena. The Department offers challenging and rewarding programs of graduate
study toward Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Sociology and Criminology. Students
who pursue the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in sociology or criminology are exposed to an
exciting, intellectual and professional environment. Though located in a major
university, our graduate programs remain intimate in scale. A low student-to-faculty
ratio promotes frequent interaction with leading scholars in theory, methods, and a wide
range of substantive specialties.
The programs attract students from all over the world and from a variety of academic
backgrounds. Some students enter with professional experience; others have
completed M.A. degrees elsewhere before coming to Penn State or enter the graduate
programs directly upon completing their undergraduate work. This diversity contributes
to a stimulating learning environment.
Academically, our students are very talented. In recent years, they have finished first
and second in the campus wide Graduate Research Exhibition, held Graduate School
and interdisciplinary studies fellowships, and won a University teaching award. At the
national level, their abilities are reflected in the following accomplishments since 1996:
more than one hundred papers presented at professional conferences, and more than
fifty journal articles and book chapters published, including pieces in the American
Sociological Review, Demography, Sociological Quarterly, Journal of Marriage and the
Family, and Social Science Quarterly. Penn State sociology students have an
outstanding record of dissertation support from the National Science Foundation, the
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Social Science Research
Council, and the American Educational Research Association. A substantial number of
students are on fellowships or traineeships funded by NSF, the National Institutes of
Health, and the Mellon Foundation.

Students may pursue one of eight areas of specialization or some combination of these
areas. Penn State also offers the unique opportunity for students to earn a dual-Ph.D. in
Sociology and Demography. If you are seeking an outstanding graduate education to
prepare you for an academic or professional career in Sociology or Criminology, please
take a look at the detailed program information below and our recent graduate course
offerings. In addition, please read our graduate program guides: Guide to Graduate
Study in Criminology and Crime, Law and Justice; Guide to Graduate Study in
Sociology.

The graduate program provides training in theory, methods, statistics, and substantive
issues related to crime and its control. For students with strong interests in methodology
and statistics, we also offer a graduate certificate in quantitative criminology. Related
departments (such as political science, psychology, economics, history, and statistics)
provide a wide range of graduate courses of interest to Criminology students.
Our program is unique. Like the best criminology graduate programs in the country, we
possess a large faculty with specialized expertise in criminology and criminal
justice. Unlike those departments, however, we possess a strong theoretical and
methodological foundation due to our close relationship with an outstanding sociology
program. Indeed, because we are part of Penn State's prestigious Department of
Sociology and Criminology, our students can receive Ph.D.'s in sociology and pursue
careers as sociologists. Moreover, because we are also an interdisciplinary program
incorporating a broad range of perspectives on criminology and crime and justice, our
students can receive Ph.D.'s in crime, law, and justice while obtaining a top-quality
education from a major research university.
Penn State offers the unique opportunity for students to earn a Graduate School
awarded dual-Ph.D. in Sociology and Demography. The Demography program was
ranked in the top five population science graduate training programs in the United
States by the 2006 U.S. News and World Report. Multi- and inter-disciplinary learning is
a hallmark of the Penn State program which offers seven dual-degrees in Demography
(i.e. Sociology and Demography, Anthropology and Demography, Health Policy
Administration and Demography, etc.). The program provides in-depth and systematic
training with a curriculum that features a rich offering of 39 seminars in cutting-edge
population science issues. The Department of Sociology has great depth in faculty
mentors in Demography with 18 faculty holding dual academic rank in both Sociology
and Demography.

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS: YES
AWARDS: 48TH US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT

STUDENT POPULATION:
42,914 University Park
31,632 Commonwealth Campuses
6,569 PA College of Tech
638 Dickinson School of Law
791 Hershey Medical Center
83,721 Total

CONTACT INFO:
General Admission
Graduate Enrollment Services
The Pennsylvania State University
114 Kern Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-1795
gswww@psu.edu

For graduate study in Criminology
please contact Dr. Eric Silver at exs44@psu.edu
                  RICHARD STOCKTON COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY

Program: Criminal Justice (MA) General, Forensic Psychology & Homeland Security Tracks,
Post-Master's Certification- Forensic Psychology , Post-Master's Certification -Homeland
Security

The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Program (MACJ) is designed to offer students a
broad, multidisciplinary and multidimensional perspective of the criminal justice system.
Criminal justice is not an isolated discipline, and the program will function in the same
liberal arts spirit that has characterized undergraduate offerings since the founding of
the college.

Graduate Assistantships: Yes

Ranking: Ranked sixth in the nation among public liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World
Report. Classified as "highly selective college" by the Princeton Review.

Population: 7,355 full- and part-time students Undergraduate: 6,766 students
Males 41% Females 59% Resident students: approximately 31% Graduate:
Approximately 35% of Stockton graduates go to graduate school
Total number of degrees granted for fiscal year 2006: 1,729

Contact: Christine Tartaro, Director of the MACJ Program
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
PO Box 195
Pomona, NJ 08240-0195
Phone: (609) 626-6035
Email: Christine.tartaro@stockton.edu
Dean of Enrollment Management
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
PO Box 195
Pomona, NJ 08240-0195
Phone: (609) 652-4261
www.stockton.edu
         THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY RUTGERS, NEWARK


Degrees offered:

The School of Criminal Justice–Newark is interdisciplinary in structure, since no
traditional discipline covers the entire spectrum of expertise required. A center for
scholarly research on all aspects of criminology, the school is also a practical resource
for criminal justice agencies. A broad range of courses prepares students for careers in
research, teaching, and criminal justice system management and policy making.\\

Doctoral Degree Program
Doctoral students typically spend four years completing required courses and electives,
taking qualifying examinations, and pursuing an original investigation of a research
problem. A dissertation is presented at the culmination of Ph.D. study.

Masters Degree Program
Students have two options for completing a masters degree: masters essay or
comprehensive examination. For the master’s essay, students complete a paper on an
empirical research project, a legal research project, a policy proposal, a needs
assessment, a grant proposal, a review of literature or other criminal justice-focused
project. The comprehensive exam is a written final examination that tests students’
ability to synthesize a body of knowledge in criminal justice.

Joint Degrees
A joint juris doctorate/masters program is offered by the School of Criminal Justice and
Rutgers School of Law-Newark. This program affords students the opportunity to gain
both legal and criminological training.


GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS: YES
AWARDS: US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT 3RD TIER; The Ph.D. program in
criminology offered at the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice (SCJ) has been ranked
fourth in the nation in the Spring 2005 issue of “Best Graduate Schools” by U.S. News &
World Report.
STUDENT POPULATION:
Undergraduates: 6,500; Postgraduates: 4,000

CONTACT INFO:
Office of Academic and Student Services
Center for Law and Justice
Suite 576
Phone: 973.353.3029
http://rutgers-newark.rutgers.edu
                            SAINT JOSEPH’S UNIVERSITY

Degrees offered:

The Master's program in Criminal Justice is designed to meet the graduate educational
needs of practitioners and students pursuing careers in criminal justice, in both the
public and private sectors. The 30-credit curriculum requires degree candidates to take
four core courses, the student selects the remainder. This arrangement allows
individuals to create unique plans of graduate study that are compatible with their
interests and career objectives in the field of criminal justice. The program is flexible
enough to allow students to concentrate on the theoretical and methodological
knowledge needed to pursue a degree beyond a master's or to focus on the
management skills necessary to succeed as upper-level decision makers.
Course offerings and scheduling are conveniently arranged to accommodate the needs
of both full-time and part-time students. Courses are offered in late afternoon, evenings,
and on Saturdays.

CERTIFICATE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
The program is geared towards students interested in pursuing a career within the field
of criminal justice. Students will receive both theoretical and practical exposure to the
system and will develop widely applicable skills in research design and data analysis.

Among the country’s 154 graduate criminal justice programs, Saint Joseph’s is one of
the only two offering a concentration in law enforcement intelligence and crime analysis
(LEICA). This concentration, along with the recently instituted concentration in federal
law enforcement (FEDLEN), has placed Saint Joseph’s at the forefront of education in
crime prevention, analytical techniques, and all aspects of federal criminal justice
system. Additionally, a concentration in behavior management and justice, offered in
conjunction with the University’s Graduate Health Education department, explores
proactive and preventative clinical measures within the frame-work of criminal justice.
The larger social view afforded in this interdisciplinary concentration, as well as in the
restorative justice coursework included in the probation, parole and corrections
concentration, is firmly tied to the university’s mission of social justice. This view
accounts for the program’s outstanding reputation and the success of its graduates,
some of whom bring their knowledge and expertise back to Saint Joseph’s as lecturers.
    o M.S. in Criminal Justice
    o M.S. Concentration in Administration
    o M.S. Concentration in Law Enforcement Intelligence and Crime Analysis
    o M.S. Concentration in Behavior Management and Justice
    o M.S. Concentration in Probation, Parole, and Corrections
    o M.S. Concentration in Police Executive Administration
    o M.S. Concentration in Criminology
    o Post-Master's Certificate in Criminal Justice
    o Post-Master's Certificate in Administration
    o Post-Master's Certificate in Law Enforcement Intelligence and Crime Analysis
   o   Post-Master's Certificate in Behavior Management and Justice
   o   Post-Master's Certificate in Probation, Parole, and Corrections
   o   Post-Master's Certificate in Police Executive Administration
   o   Post-Master's Certificate in Criminology


GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS: YES
AWARDS: Universities–Master's (North), 8

STUDENT POPULATION:
Undergraduates: 4,250; Postgraduates: 2,770

CONTACT INFO:
Patricia Griffin
Director, Graduate Criminal Justice Program
Saint Joseph's University
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA. 19131
Phone: (610) 660-1294
Fax: (610) 660-1688
Email: pgriffin@sju.edu

Martina M. Leaphart
Administrative Assistant, Graduate Criminal Justice Program
Saint Joseph's University
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA. 19131
Phone: (610) 660-1269
Fax: (610) 660-1688
Email: mleaphar@sju.edu
www.sju.edu
                                    SHIPPENSBURG

Program: Administration of Justice
In response to local and regional needs, the Department of Criminal Justice developed
the master of science degree program in administration of justice in 1983. In 1999, the
program was significantly revised to make it more consistent with its contemporaries yet
unique enough to serve our special populations. The program is designed for in-service
and pre-service students. Practitioners raise their level of education while adding
research and theory to the in-field experiences. Pre-service students gain direct and
indirect benefits from the program as they study and interact with experienced
professionals. The program enhances career potentials for both groups of graduate
students.
The program’s major strengths are its applied perspective and strong emphasis on
theory, policy, research, and analysis. Philosophy, format, and implementation stresses
the practical application of a higher level of knowledge, skills, and strategies. The
methodological and theory components are highly suitable as a preparation for entering
advanced graduate studies and other professional programs.

Graduate Assistantships: Yes

Rankings: Universities–Master's (North), 57

Population: Approximately 6,600 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students

Contact: Department of Criminal Justice
Shippen Hall 321
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
717-477-1558
rmfree@ship.eduDepartment Web Site
                                 TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

Degrees offered:

The department is one of the leading criminal justice programs in the US, and offers a
range of flexible study options from undergraduate to Masters and PhD studies. The
B.A. in Criminal Justice is offered at both our main campus just North of the city center
in Philadelphia, as well as at our Ambler campus in the suburbs to the North of the city.
Prospective undergraduate students should read our undergraduate information pages.
The Criminal Justice M.A. program serves students who begin or rejoin professional
careers in management, administration, or specialist positions in a vast array of
governmental and private criminal justice and related agencies. The Ph.D. degree
program prepares criminal justice scholars who will provide the future leadership in
academia, private and governmental research agencies, and policy level positions in
criminal justice and related organizations. Please read our graduate information pages.
The department is also home to the Temple University Criminal Justice Training
Program that supports local and state law enforcement

MA in Criminal Justice
For those interested in earning a master’s degree, we offer a 36-credit (12 courses)
program. It is often possible to complete the program in two years. Students also have
the option of completing a master's thesis and using the thesis in place of two classes.
We currently have five courses that are core requirements.
PhD program
The Ph.D. program is designed to produce criminal justice scholars who will provide the
future leadership for the field in academia, private and governmental research agencies,
and policy level positions in criminal justice and related organizations.
The coursework component of the PhD is a minimum of 48 credit hours (16 x 3 credit
hour classes). Advance standing of up to 30 credit hours is available for students who
have earned a Masters prior to starting the PhD program. For PhD students, we require
the same core classes as the MA plus two additional core requirements.

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS: YES
AWARDS:
  o Iona has most recently been included in the following prestigious rankings:
  o US News and World Report's annual "America's Best Colleges 2008" (#38)
  o The Princeton Review's “Best Northeastern Colleges 2008”
  o The Princeton Review's “Best 290 Business Schools 2008”
  o The Princeton Review’s “Best 654 National Colleges 2008”
  o BusinessWeek Magazines’s “Best 140 National Undergraduate Business
    Schools 2008”

STUDENT POPULATION:
Undergraduates: 24,194; Postgraduates 9,499

CONTACT INFO:
Department of Criminal Justice
Gladfelter Hall, 5th floor
Temple University
1115 W. Berks Street
Philadelphia PA 19122
Phone: 215 204 7918
Fax: 215-204-3872
http://www.temple.edu/grad/
                              UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE

Program: Master of Science Criminal Justice

Most of our students are working full time and are aiming toward a promotion. Some are
federal agents, while others work in middle management in either corrections or the
courts. Their drive and aspirations can help propel you to achieve your own goals in this
fascinating field. You can choose to specialize in law enforcement, courts and law,
corrections or juvenile justice.
This program will prepare you for research-based practice and policy decision-making.
It applies research theory, methods, planning and statistics to the daily decisions you'll
encounter in your work. Your professors will share their practical experience as well as
their academic research agendas; some are involved in funded research projects that
provide opportunities for students comparable to those generally found in Ph.D.
programs. Projects have included a National Institute of Justice-funded evaluation of
prison industries as well as involvement with the state's Victims Academy, which trains
service providers to interact effectively with victims.


Graduate Assistantships: Yes

Rankings: Universities–Master's (North), fourth tier

Population: Total enrollment: 5,415, Undergraduate: 2,412, Graduate: 1,865

Contact: The University of Baltimore
1420 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
410.837.4200
tollfree 1.877.ApplyUB

www.ubalt.edu
                             UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

The University of Maryland’s Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJS) is
a national and international leader in research and criminal justice education. A 1998
study of the quality of faculty in doctoral criminology and criminal justice programs
reported that CCJS faculty were the most frequently cited of American criminal justice
programs while a more recent study reported that more than a third of the 22 most
accomplished new scholars in criminology and criminal justice received their Ph.D.
degrees from CCJS (Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 1998; 2001). According to a
2005 U.S. News and World Reports ranking of the quality of Criminology and Criminal
Justice Doctoral programs, the Maryland program is number one out of the thirty-two
programs ranked.

    The mission of CCJS is to provide a supportive academic and professional
environment for faculty and students. The Department promotes study and teaching
concerning crime and delinquency and their prevention and control. The program offers
graduate students advance course work in theory and practice, and cutting edge
analytical skills that enable them to both conduct and understand criminological
research broadly defined.

Professional Master's
   The University of Maryland's new Professional Masters of Arts in Criminal Justice is a
30 credit degree program designed to train both mid-career and pre-career students for
management analysis and research in criminal justice agency settings. The mission of
this program is to improve public safety by increasing the capacity of criminal justice
personnel to identify and solve problems. The specific objectives of the program are for
students to learn the following specific skills:
Analyzing agency data to identify high priority crime prevention objectives;
Reviewing criminological literature to identify possible ways to reduce crime: planning
and implementing innovative solutions to crime problems, and
Evaluating both the implementation and impact of agency efforts to reduce crime.
Students have the choice of specializing in one of three areas: policing, courts, or
corrections.

Joint M.A./J.D.
   A joint M.A./J.D. degree is offered in cooperation with the School of Law at the
Baltimore campus. The Graduate program in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the
University of Maryland College Park, and the University of Maryland School of Law
(located in Baltimore) offers a joint program of studies leading to a MA/JD degree.
Traditional Master's
The general plan of study for the Traditional M.A. student is as follows:
CCJS 600 (Criminal Justice), CCJS 610 (Research Methods in Criminal Justice and
Criminology) and CCJS 651 (Seminar in Criminology) are required courses that must be
passed with a grade of "B" or better.
CCJS 620 (Fundamentals for Criminological Research) and CCJS 621--The General
Linear Model are required courses that must be passed with a grade of "B" or better.
Three graduate-level (e.g., 600 or above) elective courses.
A thesis.

Doctoral
The Ph.D. applicant who has already earned an MA/MS degree must have completed
two statistics, two research methods, and two theory courses, one of each being at the
Master's level. At the discretion of the Graduate Admission Committee of the
Department deficiencies in some of the above areas may be made up by non-credit
work at the beginning of the program. Beginning with the entering cohort of Fall, 2006,
students with a BA/BS degree may choose to apply for entry either into one of the
masters programs or directly into the Ph.D. program. Such students admitted directly
into the Ph.D. program will complete the requirements of the Traditional Masters
program before beginning Ph.D.-level work.
For completion of the Ph.D. degree, competence in theory, in research methodology
and in quantitative techniques is expected, as well as competence in the general field of
criminology and criminal justice and in some specialization area within criminology or
criminal justice selected by the student with Department approval. The necessary
course work is determined on the basis of the student's previous preparation, needs,
and interests. The determination of courses which must be made up is determined upon
admission into the program. Courses which are needed to prepare the Ph.D. student for
his/her comprehensive examinations should be selected on the basis of advice given by
the student's faculty advisor. If students admitted to the doctoral program have not
completed the equivalent of CCJS 600 (Criminal Justice), CCJS 610 (Research
Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology), and CCJS 651 (Seminar in Criminology),
they will be required to complete these courses. All doctoral students must complete
CCJS 710 (Advanced Criminal Justice and Criminological Research Methods), and an
advanced course in statistics. ( See below for list of courses that may be approved to
satisfy this requirement ). CCJS 710 and the advanced statistics course must be
completed with a grade of "B" or better. The candidate is required to pass Ph.D.
comprehensive examinations, acquire at least 12 hours of Ph.D. research credits (CCJS
899), and prepare and defend a doctoral dissertation under guidance of his/her Ph.D.
dissertation committee.

CONTACT:
University of Maryland, Baltimore
520 West Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-706-3492
admissions@law.umaryland.edu
University of Maryland, College Park
Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice
LeFrak Hall, Room 2220
College Park, MD 20742
301-405-6838
crimqrad@deans.umd.edu
www.umd.edu
                      University of Maryland Baltimore County
                                Program: Public Policy
                                 Location: Baltimore

Degrees offered:

The Department of Public Policy, an interdisciplinary program offering both a master's
and a Ph.D., provides students with an understanding of the policymaking process and
with the skills to contribute to the development, analysis, and implementation of public
policy in a variety of settings. Students take a core curriculum, and then choose a
specific policy area or social science discipline where they are expected to concentrate
and gain extensive knowledge.

Accreditation Description:
Master's degree accredited by NASPAA.

Degree(s):
5 course certificates in: Administrative Practice; American Public Policy; Health and
Public Policy; Theory and Ethics of Public Policy; American Educational Policy
MPP - Public Policy;
MPP/JD - Law and Public Policy;
MPP/MA - Public Policy and Jewish Studies;
MPA/Ph.D. - Public Administration and Public Policy;
MA/Ph.D. - Community Planning and Public Policy ;
Ph.D. - Public Policy;
Ph.D./JD - Law and Public Policy;
MA- Economic Policy Analysis;
MA/Ph.D.- Economic Policy Analysis and Public Policy;
MA/Ph.D. - Applied Sociology and Public Policy;
MPS/Ph.D. - Public Policy;
MA/Ph.D.- Historical Studies and Public Policy;
MA/Ph.D.- Emergency Health Services and Public Policy
Ph.D. - Public Policy;
Ph.D./JD - Law and Public Policy
Research Areas:
Aging policy; Education policy; Health policy; Evaluation and analytical techniques;
History policy; Legal policy; Public management; Social policy; Urban policy;
Economics; Sociology, Political Science

CONTACT:
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Department of Public Policy
Public Policy
UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Department of Public Policy
Baltimore, MD 21250 USA Click to send E-mail to: gradpubpol@umbc.edu
Phone: 1-410-455-3202
Fax: 1-410-455-1172
www.umbc.edu
                        University of Maryland Eastern Shore


Description:
The Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice program is interdisciplinary
and seeks qualified students with baccalaureate degrees in criminal justice and other
disciplines as well as professionals in the field who desire to further their degrees in
criminal justice.

Degree(s):
M.S.

CONTACT:
Criminology and Criminal Justice
University Maryland Eastern Shore, Dept. of Criminal Justice
Princess Anne, MD 21853-4032 United States Click to send E-mail to:
cdignasias@mail.umes.edu
Phone: 1-410-651-6582
Fax: 1-410-651-8919

University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Graduate Studies
Graduate Programs - Masters & Ph.D.
Office of Admissions & Recruitment
Princess Anne, MD 21853-4032 United States
Click to send E-mail to: semorse@umes.edu
Phone: 1-410-651-6411
Fax: 1-410-651-7922
www.umes.edu

								
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