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 NEW Criminology Master's Degree

Master of Arts Degree in Criminology

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents approved a new Master of Arts Degree in Criminology to begin at UMD in the Fall Semester of 2005.

The M.A. Program in Criminology courses will emphasize the behavioral and organizational aspects of criminal justice, research methods and data analysis, as well as theory related to understanding the causes and consequences of crime and operation of the criminal justice system.


Professor William Fleischman, UMD Department of Sociology-Anthropology said that UMD should have no problem filling the first year’s class. “We have over 300 area UMD alumni with undergraduate degrees in criminology or related fields. These alumni are working now in sheriff’s departments, police departments and correctional institutions. The last time we did a survey, we received over 50 responses from people who have appropriate undergraduate degrees and who want to apply for the program, and we will only be able to take 20 students each year.” The new Master’s degree will accommodate working professionals with classes offered primarily in late afternoon and evenings.

The program will begin accepting applications from students for the 2005-2006 academic year as early as June 1, 2004.

Information regarding the MA program is available by contacting William Fleischman, UMD Department of Sociology-Anthropology, 228 Cina Hall, 1123 University Drive, Duluth, MN 55812-2496, 218-726-7551,

For more information regarding the MA program, see:


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