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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.


2015-2016 Graduate Students

Doctoral Students:

Maria Buchholz
Office: 
CJPP 219
Email:  maria.buchholz.1@my.ndsu.edu

Maria M. Buchholz is an ABD (All But Dissertation) doctoral candidate at NDSU where she is a research assistant and instructor. She has taught online and classroom courses including: Introduction to Criminal Justice, Business and Professional Writing for Criminal Justice, and Media, Crime, and Justice in America. She has other courses prepped such as a death penalty course. A few of her research interests are institutional corrections, community corrections, and correctional interventions and offender assessment. Previous research projects she has been a part of include a restorative justice program evaluation and an assessment of a female-only drug treatment court. She is currently assisting her advisor Dr. Andrew J. Myer with a revalidation study on the Static-99R. She earned a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from NDSU.

Antonia Curtis
Office: 
CJPP 209
Email:  antonia.curtis@ndsu.edu

Antonia is a first year doctoral student in the Department of Criminal Justice.  Her research interests include: criminological theory, public policy, early intervention, and the experiences of incarcerated parents and their children.  Antonia holds a BA in Sociology from California Baptist University, Riverside, CA and the MAS in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine.  

 



Thorvald Dahle
Office:  CJPP 209

Email: thorvald.dahle@my.ndsu.edu

Thorvald O. Dahle is an ABD (All But Dissertation) doctoral candidate at NDSU. He is a teaching assistant and instructor and has taught courses including: Introduction to Policing, Criminal Law & Procedure, Criminology & Criminal Law, Women and Policing, and Criminal Investigations. His research interests include policing and issues regarding ethics, race, gender, and effectiveness. He has published in Police Quarterly, Race and Justice, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and the Law Enforcement Executive Forum. He earned a Master’s degree in Public and Human Service Administration from Minnesota State University Moorhead. He spent 24 years in law enforcement, including serving as a chief of police.

Frank Heley
Office:  CJPP 208
Email: frank.heley@ndsu.edu
Research Interests:
Policing Practices and Misconduct, Violence, Deviant Behavior, Firearms and Human Trafficking, and Substance Use.




Carol Huynh
Office: 
CJPP 211
Email:  carol.huynh@my.ndsu.edu
Research Interests:
Biases and prejudice in the legal system; race/ethnicity.




Myungwoo Lee
Office:
  CJPP 209
Email:  myungwoo.lee@my.ndsu.edu
Specialization: 
Police Effectiveness, Gender, Fear of Crime, Quantitative Analysis, Spatial Analysis (GIS)




Thomas Mrozla
Office: 
CJPP 220
Email:  thomas.j.mrozla@my.ndsu.edu  
Research Interests:  Tom's central research interests include investigating the relationship between different minority groups and the criminal justice system, specifically the police.  His Master's thesis investigated how a suspect's race and gender would influence the likelihood that a stop would result in a suspect being frisked, arrested, or having force used against them in the five boroughs of New York City.


Chloe Robinson
Office: 
CJPP 211
Email:  chloe.robinson@ndsu.edu
Chloe received her B.A degree in Criminology and Law Studies from Marquette University and her M.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  She also recently completed a M.S. in Academic Advising from Kansas State University.  Her research interests include: race and gender issues within the criminal justice system and minority police officers' experiences.  


Jennafer Vondal
Office: 
CJPP 212
Email:
jennafer.vondal@ndsu.edu
Jennafer is a first year doctoral candidate in the Department of Criminal Justice. Her research interests include: biosocial criminology, life-course and transitional criminology, criminological theory, intervention and prevention program evaluation, and policy analysis. Jennafer received her B.S. in Biology and Sociology-Law, Crime, and Deviance from the University of Minnesota and her M.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati.


Masters Students:


Jenna Borseth
Office: 
CJPP 216
Email:  jenna.l.borseth@ndsu.edu
Jenna received her B.A. degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology at the Minnesota State University of Moorhead.  She is currently working towards her master’s degree. Her main interests include: community corrections, correctional interventions, sexual offenders, and public perceptions of offenders.


Linsey Johnson

Office:  CJPP 219
Email:  linsey.a.johnson@ndsu.edu
Linsey received her B.A. degree in Psychology from Northwest Christian University in Eugene, Oregon.  She is a first year master's student and has an interest in criminological theory, corrections, and mental health populations within the criminal justice system. Linsey is currently working as a graduate assistant in NDSU's Student Success Programs.

Sarah Joyce
Office: 
CJPP 211
Email:  sarah.joyce@ndsu.edu


Andrea Rapp
Office: 
CJPP 216
Email:  andrea.m.rapp@ndsu.ed
Andrea received her B.A. degree in Criminal Justice from St. Cloud State University with an emphasis in Communications and Conflict Management.  She is a first year master's student and has an interest in corrections as well as juveniles.



Tia Simanovic
Office: 
CJPP 217
Email:  tia.simanovic@ndsu.edu
Tia eared her Bachelor's degrees in German language and literature and Pedagogy from Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Zagreb, Croatia, and her Master's degrees in Pedagogy and Anthropology from the same University. She is currently a first year Master's student. Her interests include corrections, especially juvenile corrections and special populations in corrections.



Ella Swenson
Office:  CJPP 216
Email:  ella.hein.1@my.ndsu.edu



Alexandra Marcel
Office:  CJPP 219
Email:  alexandra.marcel@my.ndsu.edu



Allison Noe
Office: 
CJPP 220
Email: allison.noe@my.ndsu.edu




Vanessa Waller

Office:  CJPP 212
Email: vanessa.waller@my. ndsu.edu
Research Interests:
Vanessa's research interests are gender inequalities in the criminal justice system and offender rehabilitation.

 

Accelerated Master's Program Requirements

Graduate Handbook

Master's Requirements

Ph.D. 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

Past Theory-Methods Comprehensive Exam Questions February 2014

Past Theory-Methods Comprehensive Exam Questions August 2014

Reading Lists:
Corrections

Policing

Theory-Methods


For admission information, please contact:
Dr. Amy Stichman, Associate Professor of Practice/Graduate Coordinator
Dr. Amy Stichman

 

 


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Last Updated: Thursday, March 31, 2016 8:20:36 AM