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    Online Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice

    INSTITUTION INFORMATION Institutional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Program Accreditation: Southern Association of College and Schools Institutional Membership(s): SOC PROGRAM DETAILS Program Information: Master of Science - Master's Enrollment: 55 seats total Application Deadline: Open How Students and Instructors Communicate: E-mail, Online Assignment Submission, Threaded Discussion Board Subject: Criminal Justice and Corrections METHOD OF COURSE INSTRUCTION

    The program is delivered primarily through internet

    Supplemental delivery formats include internet

    This course uses WebCT

     
    DESCRIPTION
    The Master of Science in Criminal Justice offers students an in-depth exploration of the complex and changing world of criminal justice. The historical, political, economic, and philosophical forces shaping crime and punishment in the United States are examined.
    Students also learn valuable qualitative and quantitative research and computer skills. Federal, state, and local criminal justice agencies benefit from an informed and innovative work force that is aware of the many complexities of the criminal justice system. The importance of advanced education in criminal justice beyond the bachelor's degree is increasingly being recognized by employers in Central Florida and throughout the United States.
     
    SPECIAL ENROLLMENT ISSUES
    none
    TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
    Students are expected to be computer literate upon entry to the program or are expected to obtain these skills immediately upon admission to the program. Computer skills are necessary to access the courses. To participate in Web-based courses, you must have access to the UCF Campus Network or another Internet Service Provider. Recommended PC configuration: CPU: 733MHz or better Intel Pentium III processor, Memory: 128MB RAM, Hard drive: 10GB hard drive, Floppy drive: 3.5", 1.44MB, CD-ROM drive, Monitor: 15" Color SVGA .26mm Dot-pitch, Network Interface Card: 3COM or Intel 10/100 Ethernet card, Operating System: Windows NT Workstation/Windows 2000 (preferred), Windows XP or Windows 98/Millennium Edition w/Y2K Compliant Service packs installed. Recommended Mac configuration: CPU: 500MHz or better Power PC processor (Power Macintosh G4), Memory: 128MB RAM, Hard drive: 30GB hard drive, CD-ROM drive, Monitor: 17" Color SVGA .26mm Dot-pitch, Keyboard and mouse, Network Interface Card: Built-in Ethernet, Operating System: Macintosh OS, current versions (OS 9.2.2/10.1.3), Specific information on current technical requirements is available http://learn.ucf.edu . Word processing is a necessity in virtually any college course today. Online students should be prepared to save word processed files as plain (ASCII) text files, to use their programs' copy & paste functions to post their work into e-mail messages and discussion messages, and to attach word processing files to e-mail. Recommended software includes: Microsoft Office XP for Windows, Microsoft Office 2001 for Macs Some courses may require other software programs in addition to those named here. See the course Web pages or consult with the course instructor about additional software requirements before registering for an online learning course.
    ACCESS TO LEARNING RESOURCES
    UCF provides extensive learning resources for its distant students. The UCF library provides information for distant students. For additional information about the UCF library and other online services, use the Library's home page, Quick Reference service, or phone 407-823-2562 or 1-866-271-7589 toll free. Students enrolled in Web-based courses may purchase textbooks from the UCF Bookstore by phone 407-823-2665 or toll free at 1-866-271-7589 using a credit card. Students may also order books online through the bookstore webpage. The bookstore will ship books within 48 hours via UPS ground. The shipping charges are US$6.00 for the first book and $1.50 for each additional book. For additional information, refer to the bookstore's webpage.
    Visit UCF抯 Career Resource Center provides for information and assistance regarding job placement, employment listings, on-campus recruitment, federal government employment, statewide job fairs, career expos, interviewing techniques, resume writing, internships and other career planning issues. Even though you are a distance learner, it is possible to get a UCF photo ID card by mail. Your unique card identification numbers are needed to gain access to many of the restricted resources through the UCF library. Additional information is available at http://online.ucf.edu
    ACCESS TO FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES
    Online students are eligible for financial aid following the same policies and procedures as on-campus students. The financial aid office phone number is (407) 823-2827. The office can be reached by email at finaid@mail.ucf.edu. Please go to the financial aid UCF website for application forms.

    SPECIAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    Each student must complete four core courses and six advanced curriculum courses selected in consultation with the advisor.
    SPECIAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
    NA
    ACCESS TO ADVISING/MENTORING SERVICES
    The Criminal Justice Master's degree program is coordinated by Dr. Kenneth Reynolds, at (407)823-2603 or kreynold@mail.ucf.edu .
    SPECIAL TRANSFER POLICIES
    Students at UCF are allowed to transfer six credit hours into a graduate program with the approval of the program coordinator.
    SPECIAL ENROLLMENT ISSUES
    NA
    SPECIAL ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS
    NA
    SPECIAL PROGRAM PREREQUISITES
    NA
    OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
    The official program of study for the Master's Degree in Criminal Justice is available at http://www.cohpa.ucf.edu/crim.jus/cjms.cfm

     


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