The Department of Justice Studies is excited to announce its reformed Master’s Program, to be launched in Fall 2013. Grounded in a broad interdisciplinary curriculum that draws upon criminology, social theory, political science, psychology, law and history, the new MS program in Justice Studies offers students a unique formative experience.
With its emphasis on critical theory, history, policy evaluation, research and comparative analysis, the Master’s Program in Justice Studies prepares students for careers in criminal justice administration, public institutions, grassroots community organizations and nonprofit agencies, as well as for doctoral programs and research positions in public agencies and governmental institutions. Areas of teaching and research in the graduate program include criminal justice & criminology; policing; law & society; human rights; policy evaluation; juvenile justice; immigration; punishment; race theory, and history.
Starting in Fall 2013, students in Justice Studies will be able to choose between two graduate tracks, both requiring 30 units of coursework.
- The “Pre-Doctoral track” is suited for students who plan to pursue a PhD in criminology, sociology, and related fields; with a strong emphasis on research methodology, comparative analysis and interdisciplinary scholarship, this track requires the completion of a Master’s Thesis.
- The “Professional/Policy track” is designed for students who intend to pursue a career in justice-related organizations, and offers a multidisciplinary curriculum focused on social problems, public policy, community organizing and human rights; this track requires the completion of a Master’s Internship and Evaluation Project.
Applications for Fall 2014 are due by March 15, 2014!
For more information:
Dr. Alessandro De Giorgi, Graduate Coordinator
Department of Justice Studies
San José State University
One Washington Square
MacQuarrie Hall 508
San José, CA 95192-0050