Monday, February 28, 2011
Contact: Lauren Lutz
Phone: 253-856-9595 x5350
KENT, Wash. - Central Washington University’s Kent campus will soon give students the option to earn a master of science degree in law and justice, with classes beginning this fall.
The degree focuses on effective research methods, current law and justice policy, advanced critical thinking skills, and the ability to assess, develop, and recommend law and justice policy.
“We are excited to offer this new master’s degree,” said CWU Professor and Program Director Charles Reasons. “Students enrolling in this program are likely to pursue careers in court administration, social services and law enforcement, to name a few. Many students will already be professionals who wish to advance their education and career.”
The need for personnel in human and protective services is growing at a rapid pace. The master’s program has two specializations that are based on a student’s experience and career level. The Advanced Professional Specialization, which is completed in 45 credits, is aimed at those already in law and justice careers who want to further their education and do hands-on research in their field. The Basic Career Specialization, which is 60 credits, entails internship opportunities and is aimed at those wishing to start law and justice careers.
Classes are primarily scheduled around the working professional, making it much easier for them to continue their education while working. Courses are both online and in person, on weeknights and weekends, have small cohorts of about 20 students, and provide personal interaction with professors. Some of the program’s classes are completely online.
To learn more about the program and its professors go to http://www.cwu.edu/kent/ms-law-justice. Applications for the program will be reviewed beginning February 28 and courses will start this fall. To learn more about CWU-Kent, visit www.cwu.edu/kent.
Two information sessions about the new master’s program are scheduled. The first will be held March 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Kent Station, room 286. The second will be held March 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Kent Station, room 283. Visit http://www.cwu.edu/kent/ms-law-justice to register for the session.