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Undergraduate students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in criminal justice/criminology

Masters of Criminal Justice and Criminology (MCJC) degree within the School of Public Affairs at San Diego State University. Our 30 unit MCJC program is run jointly with SDSU’s Sociology program and also shares some classes with the Masters of Public Administration (MPA) program. MCJC alumni are enjoying careers in a wide variety of positions in federal, state and local criminal justice agencies and nonprofit organizations. About 25% of our alumni have pursued additional education in Ph.D. programs or law schools.

We have recently expanded our graduate internship program and have opportunities for placement with over fifty federal, state, and local criminal justice and/or community-based agencies. MCJC graduate students can also participate in a variety of summer abroad or criminal justice practicum opportunities, including: a 3 week trip to Russia (with Professor Paul Kaplan) to study the Russian and European criminal justice systems, and/or a week-long trip through California’s prisons (the “Prison Tour” with Dr. Paul Sutton).

MCJC students have an opportunity to work with faculty as research and teaching assistants. Faculty are currently involved in research projects on the death penalty, the role of gangs in sex trafficking, police corruption, school violence, and prisoner re-entry.

We are pleased to invite students to apply to our Graduate MCJC program for Fall 2013 admissions. The application period runs from October 1, 2012 to March 1, 2013. Students can find information about applying on the internet links at:

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