M.A.-Criminology and Deviance, Ph.D.-Criminology and Deviance
The graduate program in criminology and deviance provides advanced studies in the causes and consequences of crime, delinquency, and deviant behavior, and the societal response to these phenomena. Most graduates of the program pursue professional employment in university-based teaching and research. Some graduates, particularly those with prior training or work experience in criminal justice, seek career advancement in that field at the local, state, and federal levels of government. The program emphasizes both breadth and depth of knowledge about crime, delinquency, deviant behavior, corrections, and law. Productive scholarship is stressed throughout the program and graduate students are encouraged to develop a professional orientation toward teaching, research, and publication through direct involvement in the teaching and research activities of the faculty. Criminology and deviance may be selected as the major area of concentration by M.A. students, and as either the major or minor area of study by Ph.D. students.