The Criminal Justice (Online) degree program from University of Washington offers a multidisciplinary understanding of crime and justice within the framework of broader social processes within our society. It looks at all major aspects of the justice system from an ecological systems approach rather than a specialization in one narrow content area. The curriculum provides a theoretical understanding of the discipline, combined with an understanding of the scientific method as it applies to criminal justice.
The Criminal Justice curriculum will allow students to expand their education by learning to evaluate broader aspects of the criminal justice system and develop theoretical and analytical knowledge and skills.
UW Tacoma's innovative Criminal Justice major emphasizes social justice, diversity, community partnerships, systems thinking and skill development. Students are sensitized to the human impact of crime, including differential impact across social identities and locations. A social justice lens is adopted, with a focus on harm reduction, rehabilitative and restorative approaches to crime and justice.
Criminal Justice Career Opportunities
The criminal justice curriculum is positioned to provide knowledge and skills to students who plan to seek employment with agencies that provide services for the children and families of the incarcerated as well as law enforcement and correctional settings. Rooted in a social work program with expertise in working with children, youth and families, this program will offer a unique focus on criminal justice from an ecological and social justice perspective allowing students to implement evidence-based models in a variety of criminal justice settings. Graduates of this major may decide to continue on for advanced degrees in disciplines such as social work, law or criminal justice.
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- Diversity and Social Justice in Criminology
- Mental Health, Substance Use and the Criminal Justice System
- Criminological Theory
- Introduction to Social Welfare Research
- Police and Society
- Helping Skills in the Criminal Justice System
- Adult Corrections
- American Criminal Courts
- 48 months
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DisciplinesCriminal Law Criminology View 69 other Masters in Criminology in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Be admitted to UW Tacoma (with completion of the intermediate algebra entrance requirement). Not a current UWT student? Apply first.
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better.
- Be on track to have completed at least 90 college-level quarter credits before the start of the CJ program.
- Have completed 5 quarter credits of English composition with a grade of 2.0/C or better.
International24714 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 12357 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
EU/EEA6914 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 3457 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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