New law concentration
to debut this summer (3/11/2013)
ANGOLA, Ind. – Trine University is adding a fourth option for those earning a Master of Science with a major in Criminal Justice (MSCJ), and that is a concentration in law. The new concentration will debut this summer.
The law concentration is designed for individuals interested in working as leaders in local, state and federal government agencies, nonprofit organizations and corporate settings, among others, where an in-depth understanding of the law is essential. The law concentration consists of five classes that students will take upon completion of the initial seven core classes of the program.
Trine’s MSCJ program is an accelerated, one-year program consisting of two courses per eight-week term. It’s designed to provide an education for professionals in the private and public sectors employed in the areas of institutional and community corrections, law enforcement, social work, public administration, emergency management, forensic psychology and related fields. Courses are available online or on campuses at Indiana regional education centers in Angola, Columbus, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Logansport, Mishawaka, Schererville and Warsaw, and in Sturgis, Mich., as well as in Peoria, Ariz. Online courses are available at the Trine Virtual Campus.
The MSCJ program consists of 12 courses (36 credits) that must be taken in sequence. In addition to the law concentration, other available concentrations are public administration, emergency management and forensic psychology.
To apply for the MSCJ program, visit www.trine.edu/ApplyNow.
April 15 is the deadline to apply for the first summer session, scheduled to begin April 29. Other application deadlines are June 10 for the second summer session set to begin June 24, Aug. 12 for the first fall session in August and Oct. 14 for the second fall session in October.
Those in need of additional information may contact Barbara Molargik-Fitch, director of the MSCJ program, at 260.203.2693, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trine adds new forensic psychology concentration (3/19/2012)
ANGOLA, Ind. – Beginning this fall, the Trine University School of Professional Studies will offer a new, online forensic psychology concentration for students in the Master of Science in Criminal Justice program.
Forensic psychology is the interaction of the practice or study of psychology and the law. Psychologists in this field work everywhere, from prisons, jails and rehabilitation centers to government agencies and universities.
This concentration would be helpful to criminal justice graduate students who are interested in helping victims, working with offenders with mentally illnesses, profiling victims and offenders or understanding juvenile delinquents, sex offenders and children that have witnessed criminal acts.
“I want to help people interested in pursuing a career in the field of forensic psychology to better understand the many elements associated to criminal deviation and unconventional behaviors alike,” said Trine instructor Erica Hutton, who has developed the program. “Such knowledge would increase the efficacy for those students employed within police departments, victims’ services units, prisons, within the realm of counseling and more.”
Hutton, an instructor in the criminal justice, psychology and social science department, earned her bachelor’s degree from Liberty University, she earned her master’s degree in criminal justice and forensic psychology from Argosy University. She currently is pursuing her doctorate. She completed her dissertation research at the Miami-Dade Police Department Robbery Bureau where she gathered data from crime scenes related to home-invasion robbery and established a baseline for home-invasion offender typologies.
Core courses for the concentration include the theory and practice of forensic psychology, psychopathology, evaluation and treatment of specialized populations and victimology. In addition, students will be required to complete a development project.
For more information about the criminal justice master’s program or the concentration, contact program director Julia Jordanich, Ph.D., at email@example.com.
First class has 100 percent retention
The first class of criminal justice majors have earned master of science degrees at Trine University Fort Wayne.
The one-year course, approved by the Higher Learning Commission in fall 2007, ran from January-December, 2008. Trine delivered the course at the Public Safety Academy in Fort Wayne. One hundred percent of students completed studies. A second group began criminal justice master's degrees in September 2008.