College of Graduate and Professional Studies
M.A.- Criminal Justice;M.S.- Criminal Justice
The Graduate Program in Criminal Justice allows students to prepare for management and other careers in criminal justice and related fields. The program is designed to both enhance students' existing capabilities and to develop unique competencies and skills for future academic/career goals.
Criminal justice involves the study of crime from a systems perspective. Far from being a narrowly defined law enforcement or correctional program, criminal justice is an interdisciplinary and professionally oriented academic discipline concentrating on many aspects of crime and the concepts that impact on our system of justice. Accordingly, to prepare students for the various positions within criminal justice, the program seeks to develop a broad foundation of knowledge pertaining to crime and its ancillary issues. The curriculum for criminal justice students is interdisciplinary in nature and includes courses that will provide students with the research and analytical skills necessary for understanding the nature of justice and the issues that affect its implementation.
In addition to classroom learning, the department makes numerous opportunities available to students, including internships and a variety of student organizations.
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