• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

The Criminal Justice and Social Problems track in the Applied Behavioral Science Program at Wright State University emphasizes methodology and theoretical courses and topics-focused workshops aimed at improving the research and intellectual foundations for employment and professional advancement in the criminal justice fields. Students in the program typically work for, or plan to work for, the courts, probation offices, police agencies, prison administrations, or private and public programs for juvenile offenders.

The training received in basic social science skills and knowledge is also a useful foundation for those who wish to proceed to doctoral-level study in a number of fields. An optional practicum provides field experience for those without prior experience in a criminal justice field. The program culminates in an applied research effort that, at the student's option, takes the form of either a journal article project or a traditional thesis. Courses are offered primarily in the evenings and workshops primarily on the weekends to accommodate employed students.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will master graduate level knowledge concerning computer based  research skills.
  • Students will master graduate level quantitative and qualitative skills as appropriate to the study of criminal justice. 
  • Students will master formal graduate writing skills appropriate for the creation  of graduate theses/projects and research articles. 
  • Students will master the skills of reviewing applied programs (e.g., a program for felons whose crimes are tied to alcohol abuse) in terms of the extant literature, logical cohesion and current empirical knowledge.
  • Students will be able to use their skills in the creation and administration of applied programs in both public and private agencies.

Accreditation

Wright State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods
  • Applied Methodology
  • Seminar on Criminal Justice
  • Modern Social Theory
  • Seminar in Social Problems

Detailed Programme Facts

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    • Application deadlines are established by individual programs. You will need to contact your program directly to see if they have a deadline.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

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  • Undergraduate degree in criminal justice, social work, or social science.
  • Significant experience working in criminal justice field can substitute for this expectation for students with degrees in other fields.
  • 3 letters of reference
  • A  personal goals and objectives statement.

Tuition Fee

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    1091 USD/credit
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    Based on the original amount of 1091 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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    1091 USD/credit
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  • In-State Applies to you

    640 USD/credit
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    Based on the original amount of 640 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Dayton

  • 880 - 1360 USD/month
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Funding

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  • Graduate assistantships
  • Tuition scholarships
  • Fellowships
  • Stipends

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