The Department of Justice Studies at San José State University, California, offers a full-time two-year or part-time three-year Master’s program. You will have an opportunity to study with talented faculty trained in the United States, Canada, Japan, England, Italy, and Australia.
Areas of teaching and research in the Department include criminal justice & criminology; policing; law & society; human rights; policy evaluation; juvenile justice; immigration; punishment & society; race theory; history.
The Department of Justice Studies provides a unique interdisciplinary Master’s program drawing upon criminology, criminal justice, sociology, political science, psychology, law and history.
The Master’s program, with its emphasis on theory, history, policy evaluation, research and comparative analysis, 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.
Admissions and Contact Information
Applications for Fall 2014 admission due TBA
Visit Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations for information on applying to graduate school at San José State University.
Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations (GAPE) requires the following information by the specified date.
1. Application submitted through CSU Mentor
2. Information for domestic applicants can be found at GAPE Domestic applicants page.
3. Information for international applicants can be found at GAPE International applicants page.
4. Applicants must have maintained a 3.0 GPA or higher in their last 60 semester units (90 quarter units) of coursework and a 3.2 or higher in their respective major.
5. Official Transcripts (must be sent sealed by the issuing institution)
The Department of Justice Studies requires the following information be submitted to Dr. Roy Roberg
Please respond to the statement below. Your response should be no more than 1,250 words in 12-point font, single-spaced; and be sure to cite and reference any sources you may use. Format of the paper, citations and references are open, but should be consistent throughout. Please submit an original copy of your statement (in .doc or .pdf format) along with the reset of your application materials to the Graduate Coordinator by March 1, 2014.
“Please identify one major social injustice in US society or internationally. Your topic should relate to an issue in criminal justice, criminology, or human rights. Provide a brief historical overview of the issue, then identify one or more social, political, or institutional responses to the injustice and potential changes that would redress such social injustice. Also, discuss why this issue is important to you.”
2. Unofficial Transcripts
3. Two (2) letters of recommendation relating to your academic ability and potential to succeed at the graduate level. Academic references preferred.
**Note: GRE scores are not required
Submit Department required paperwork and direct questions to
Dr. Alessandro De Giorgi, Graduate Coordinator and Vice Chair
Department of Justice Studies
San José State University
One Washington Square
MacQuarrie Hall 508
San José, CA 95192-0050