The Master of Science in Applied Criminology, directed by Dr. Melinda D. Schlager (Sociology and Criminal Justice), is entering its second year with 110 students enrolled. The program has been specifically designed for practitioners and professionals working in the field of Criminal Justice, although it can be meaningful for anybody who wants to understand criminology.
As a matter of fact, most of the students enrolled are already actively employed in the field: over 80% of the students in the program work in law enforcement. However, there are also people who are from other areas of the criminal justice field including the courts, probation and parole and corrections.
The Master of Science in Applied Criminology is unique for being the only program in the Dallas Metroplex area which is 100% online. Each of the courses is 5 weeks in duration so that students who enter in the program can complete their degree in 18 months. Enrollment continues to grow significantly and in February the first student will complete the program.