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2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Law and Justice Department

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College of the Sciences
Farrell Hall, room 309
CWU-Des Moines (D)
CWU-Lynnwood (L)
Mail Stop 7580
Fax: 509-963-3205
See website for how these programs may be used for educational and career purposes.

Faculty and Staff
Interim Chair

James Huckabay, PhD

University Center Department Directors
Krystal Noga-Styron, JD (L)
Mary Ellen Reimund, JD, LLM (D)

Rodrigo Murataya, PhD, criminal investigation, police-community relations, police personnel administration
J. Michael Olivero, PhD, corrections, criminology
Charles Reasons, PhD, LLB, criminology, criminal justice, law, comparative justice
Mary Ellen Reimund, LLM, criminal law, alternative dispute resolution, restorative justice

Associate Professors
Teresa Francis, JD, LLM, criminal law, correctional law
Krystal Noga-Styron, JD, criminal law, crime and the media
Cody Stoddard, PhD, policing, courts, criminological theory, quantitative methods

Assistant Professors
Danielle Neal, PhD
Roger Schaefer, PhD

Saul Chacon, MA
Robert Wes Clogston, MS, law enforcement, comparative criminal justice, police personnel administration
Robert Moore, MA, corrections, correctional counseling

Michael Hanscom, secretary senior

Program Description
The MS degree in law and justice is designed to serve two distinct groups (1) those in law and justice field with professional experience and (2) those without professional experience who aspire to a law and justice career. The program offers two options, both of which are 60 credits. Of these 60 credits, 28 credits are in the core courses (7 mandatory courses) and another 28 are from seminar electives. Option A is geared towards the working professional; it entails taking 56 credits worth of courses plus a four credit capstone course where the final culminating experience is a written exam with an oral defense. This option is aimed at those who are looking for a career in criminal justice. Option B also includes 56 credits of courses but has a thesis or research project as the culminating experience. This option is primarily for those interested in continuing on and doing doctoral work.

Applicants for admission to the Master of Law and Justice Program must:

  1. Apply to the School of Graduate Studies at CWU;
  2. Have a bachelor’s degree in the social sciences from a recognized four-year college or university in the U.S. or the equivalent from an institution abroad, or a bachelor’s degree and professional experience;
  3. At least a 3.0 GPA in all coursework attempted during the last 90-quarter (60 semesters) hours of study;
  4. Summit three professional letters of recommendation; and
  5. Submit personal statement of objectives.


    Master of Science


      Law and Justice (LAJ)

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