Program Director: Bruce Bayley
Telephone Contact: 801-626-8134
Who Should Apply
The program is designed for criminal justice and social service professionals who wish to continue their education.
The Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice is designed to provide post-baccalaureate education to criminal justice professionals and traditional students who have not yet begun a career in criminal justice. The primary goal of the program is to develop in graduates the ability to analyze, comprehend, and explore the complex problems confronting the criminal justice system. The program emphasizes theory, research and administration in the criminal justice system. Students will be able to conceptualize the problems of crime and justice from social, cultural, economic, and political perspectives. In addition, the successful graduate will understand research methods and design as well as statistical strategies used to analyze social science research. Course work will also provide a foundation for those students desiring to pursue doctoral studies.
About the Faculty
The graduate faculty brings diverse backgrounds both in terms of education and professional experience. Faculty graduate degrees include Public Administration, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Psychology, and the Law. Past professional experiences among the faculty include law enforcement administration, prosecuting attorney, criminal defense attorney, probation officer, corrections officer, and forensic investigator. Faculty research interests cross the full spectrum of the justice system and include issues related to the police, courts, criminal procedures, adult and youth corrections.
About the Program
The Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice is a fully on-line degree program that allows students the opportunity to continue their education from anywhere with active Internet service. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis and courses are offered every semester (fall, spring, and summer). In general, students should be able to complete their degree in as few as 12-16 months.
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