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Graduate Program

  • North Dakota State University offers both a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Criminal Justice, designed to train graduate students in a field that is increasingly marketable. These graduate programs permit students to engage in focused study of the problems of crime, crime control, and the criminal justice system while simultaneously developing a strong foundation in related areas of criminological theory, research methods, and administration.
  • More specifically, the education and training of Master’s degree students in this field will (1) furnish practicing professionals with advanced knowledge of justice administration, criminal justice policy, behavioral elements of crime, and research skills; (2) provide students with conceptual and research skills that would facilitate coursework in a subsequent Ph.D. program; and (3) enhance the thinking skills of leaders in the criminal justice system by improving supervisory standards, facilitate critical thinking, and promoting ideas of social change.
  • Doctoral students are prepared to conduct research in the various areas of criminological theory, crime control, and correctional and police administration and to pursue teaching and/or research positions in academia or research positions within the criminal justice system itself. The curriculum will afford training to students in four areas: 1) criminological theory, 2) advanced research skills, 3) teaching in academia, and 4) specialization in one of three areas – Criminology, Corrections, and Policing.


2013-2014 Graduate Students

Doctoral Students:
Thorvald Dahle
Frank Heley
Rachel Jordan
Myungwoo Lee
Ericka Wentz
McKenzie Wood

Masters Students:
Maria Buchholz
Melinda Fangman
Ella Hein
Mara Jacobsen
Kelsey Keimig
Eryn Lutjens
Travis Myers
Chad Pitts


         

Graduate Handbook

Master's Requirements

Past Policing Comprehensive Exam Questions Fall 2012

Past Policing Comprehensive Exam Questions Spring 2013

Past Theory-Methods Comprehensive Exam Questions January 2008

Past Theory-Methods Comprehensive Exam Questions February 2012

Past Theory-Methods Comprehensive Exam Questions April 2012

Past Theory-Methods Comprehensive Exam Questions February 2013

 

 

Ph.D. Requirements

 

Reading Lists:

Corrections

Policing

Theory-Methods


For admission information, please contact:
Dr. Carol Archbold, Associate Professor/Graduate Coordinator

 

Dr. Carol Archbold

 

 


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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-8567
Campus address: CJPP 106
Physical/delivery address: 1616 12th Avenue North, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2315 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Published by the NDSU Criminal Justice & Political Science Department

 

 

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 8:27:20 AM