THE OFF CAMPUS CRIMINOLOGY DEGREE PROGRAM

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CRIMINOLOGY

With an emphasis in
MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

BEGINNING IN AUGUST 2011 WITH CLASSES ENDING IN SUMMER 2013
Friday Evening Location: Training Room of the Fresno County Sheriff's Office at 2200 Fresno Street.
Some Saturdays at: Clovis Police Dept at 1233 5th St, Clovis, CA (a short drive from the Herndon Exit of
Hwy 168.) Tel: 559-324-2407

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(Above) SHERIFF'S OFFICE IN DOWNTOWN FRESNO

(Above) Clovis Police Department Building and Front lobby (open 24/7)

NATURE OF THE PROGRAM
The program is primarily directed at students with experience in government service, with logistical support provided by both city and county of Fresno and the Clovis Police Department.  The program’s format is designed for and lends itself to the professional working adult with consideration for student work schedules.
 
MISSION STATEMENT
To offer coursework and related activities which provide both theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for students to function in executive or management positions within government criminal justice agencies.  Program requirements are furthermore designed to develop or enhance critical thinking and to guide students in the application of theoretical concepts to organizational realities.   The ultimate goal is to better prepare students for the ongoing challenges faced in the administration of criminal justice agencies.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILED PROGRAM INFORMATION

This program is cohort based and, consequently, no new applications will be accepted at this time. If there is sufficient interest, a new cohort may be formed with courses to begin in January 2014.
CONTACT DR. SCHWEIZER FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING THE PROGRAM IN SPRING 2014
Dr. Schweizer: haralds@csufresno.edu Tel. 278-8880

DOWNTOWN GRADUATE PROGRAM READING LIST

 

SUMMER/FALL 2013

June-October

10. Crim 295 Controversial Issues in Crime (followed by comprehensive exam)\

CLICK HERE FOR MANUAL REGISTRATION FORM

This class meets the following Saturdays from 0900-1600 except as indicated otherwise:
June 8
July 13
August 10 
September 14 ends 1700
October 12 ends 1700
October 26
ends 1700

2/3 November: Comprehensive Examination

The last meeting in October is scheduled to take place a short time before the comprehensive exam to allow students to better prepare for the exam. Students will be given extensive reading and writing assignments during this course to ensure they are prepared for the comprehensive examination. The duration of the course will also provide students ample time to use the library writing labs to improve their writing skills, if necessary.

The course number to use for registration will be posted as soon as it is available.

PREVIOUS COURSE INFORMATION (Beginning FALL 2011)

FALL 2011

Hard copy registration forms

August-October

1. CRIM 270T Project Management in C.J. (Course# 76605) taught by Dr. T. Wielicki. T

This course provides students with comprehensive information and training in the introductory topics of project management with a main focus on organizational aspects of unique undertakings of entrepreneurial or organizational character conducted within the law enforcement and judicial settings. Students will explore all aspects of Project Management knowledge and process, learn basic concepts and acquire respective Project Management vocabulary used for communication in Project Management settings. This course will also provide students with ample opportunities to place their PM knowledge in a context of practical cases as well as group project involving use of specific tools such as MS Project 2010 software.

Dr. TomWielicki is a business professor with the Craig School of Business, CSUF and has over 30 years of experience as a faculty member and international consultant in the field of Information Systems and Management Science including Project Management. Dr. Wielicki has published over 50 refereed journal articles and conference presentations and has served as a visiting professor at academic centers of Europe, Latin America and Australia.

 

 

 

October-December

2. MBA 211 Management Information Systems (Course #76589) taught by Dr. Tomasz Wielicki

Module One First Meeting – instruction in class both meetings

Module Two – ( Saturday meeting using online format with use of Blackboard and Elluminate–)

Module Three   Third Meting-– format as for Module Two above (Friday evening instruction in class, Saturday on line)

Module Four- Fourth Meeting –– instruction in class both meetings

January-February

3. MPA 215 Class #36692 State and Local Government
Taught by Dr. David SCHECTER
(schecter@csufresno.edu)

REQUIRED TEXT: Politics and Policy in States and Communities, 11th or 10th edition

Authors: Harrigan, J., Nice, D.

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March -May

4. Crim 270T Class #36711 Homeland and Border Security
Taught by Dr. Keith CLEMENT (kclement@csufresno.edu)

SUMMER

June-July

5. Crisis Management in Criminal Justice Class# 50613 taught by Dr. Bill Bommer & Dr. Jim Schmidtke

August-September

Crim 202 Law and the C.J. System Course#78399 taught by Dr. Mark Stevens

 

SUMMER 2012   

June-July

5. Crisis Management in Criminal Justice Class# 50613 taught by Dr. Bill Bommer & Dr. Jim Schmidtke

 

August-September

Crim 202 Law and the C.J. System Course#78399 taught by Dr. Mark Stevens

 

October-December

7. Crim 203 Criminal Justice Systems Course#78401 taught by Dr. H.O. Schweizer

Fridays: 1800-2200 Saturdays: 0800-1600 (in class schedule)*

Friday meetings are held at the Fresno County Sheriff's Office

Saturday meetings are held at the Clovis Police Department
On line instruction may be substituted for one Friday or Saturday listed above.

January-February

8. Crim 200 Research Methods in Criminology  (#36592)   taught by Dr. G. Kikuchi gkikuchi@csufresno.edu

Required TEXT:

Robert J. Mutchnick, Bruce L. Berg, Connie Ireland. (2009).  "Research Methods for Criminal Justice and the Social Sciences: Practice and
Applications."  Prentice Hall: Bonston, MA.

The first class meeting (a Friday evening) will be at the Fresno County Sheriff's Office. Location for subsequent meetings will be posted before the beginning of classes.

SPRING 2013

March-May

9. Crim 201 Advanced Criminological Theory (#36669) taught by Dr. T. Dupont-Morales tdupontmorales@csufresno.edu

 

The downtown Fresno criminology master of science degree program is sponsored and supported by the City and County of Fresno.

Applicants must hold a four year degree from an accredited university or college or receive such a degree before beginning their graduate studies. Exceptions are possible for applicants who have completed all requirements for their four year degree before beginning their third graduate course.

Applicants without lengthy government employment experience, particularly in the criminal justice sector, must have completed at least one upper division university/college course in the area of criminology, criminal justice, administration of justice or

The program is offered exclusively to currrent government employees, and on a space available basis, to spouses of government employees and to individuals who have been laid off from government employment due to budget cutbacks. The program provides for 10 graduate level courses leading to the Master of Science in Criminology Degree. The criminology degree program consists of eight graduate criminology courses, and also three graduate public administration courses taught by political science faculty. Each course is typically taught every other weekend (Friday evening and all day Saturday) for a period of two months. Some of the in-class time is substituted with on line instruction at the discretion of the instructor, and the courses are spread over 24 months. All students are required to pass a comprehensive examination as their culminating experience.

All Students must begin the degree program as a cohort. Missed courses cannot be made up.

Students registering for downtown graduate classes must qualify for and successfully complete the formal university admissions process before beginning their coursework.

The admission's process also requires applicants to submit test results from the General Graduate Record Examination, which is given at the Testing Center of CSU Fresno and other locations across the state. It is important to take the GRE as quickly or early as possible.

Fresno PD personnel can also contact LT Dennis Montejano who is the FPD liaison for the Downtown Graduate Criminology Degree program, and who will assist FPD personnel interested in joining the graduate program.

CRIMINOLOGY DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR OFF-CAMPUS GRADUATE PROGRAM

The GRE (general) is a fully computer-based tests (CBT). Appointments are available Tuesdays through Fridays and some Saturdays throughout the year. To schedule an appointment for GRE, call the CSU Fresno testing center at (559) 278-2457. Appointments can be scheduled over the phone with a credit card number. Credit cards accepted are American Express, Visa, or Master Card. To schedule an appointment using a personal check or money order, you must visit the Test Office in the Family and Food Sciences Building, Room 110.

The test fee is paid at the time you schedule your appointment. The fees are as follows: GRE - $140.00 The appointment time for test is 4.0 hours.

There is a $50.00 rescheduling fee for the GRE. For GRE, the rescheduling and cancellation policy is you must call ETS (1-800-967-1100) no later than ten business days prior to your scheduled appointment or the entire test fee is forfeited. To reschedule an appointment for any of the computer-based tests, call ETS (1-800-967-1100). To cancel an appointment, call the the appropriate test (see below for the appropriate phone number)

Selected PRAXIS tests and NBPTS are additional computer tests offered by the Test Office.

Test candidates are responsible for knowing all the information in the information bulletins prior to scheduling their test appointments and taking their test. Information bulletins are available on the internet at the web sites listed below. For more information, contact the Test Office at 559-278-2457 or one of the test companies (their phone numbers are listed below). There are numerous other testing centers not affiliated with the university in the general Fresno area. You can locate them by accessing the GRE website.

GRE
Phone: 1-800-GRE-CALL (1-800-473-2255)
Web Address: www.gre.org

UNIVERSITY GRADUATE ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

The cost of a three (3) unit course is being revised but expected to be less than $950. The actual cost per unit is dependent on the number of students in the graduate cohort and increases if overhead costs increase. Other than the cost of books, there are no other fees.

FINANCIAL AID: Financial aid is available once students have submitted GRE scores and their application for admission has been approved.

The admissions application can be accessed directly at http://www.csumentor.edu/AdmissionApp/

Those students applying for financial aid through the university and who have completed and filed the FAFSA (federal student loan application), cannot register for the upcoming classes on line.  The automated registration system on line does not compute the word “financial aid” in lieu of payment.  That means when you register for our classes on line and no payment is made without 24 hours, the registration is voided.

If you are dependent on financial aid and you have filed your application for such aid, you have to submit a paper based registration form, which is linked here/attached.  I will note FINANCIAL AID on that form prior to turning it in at Continuing Education and add the permission numbers.  When the Extension Registrar sees the “financial aid” aid notation, she will register you in the classes shown on the registration form and you will remain registered until financial aid has been disbursed.  Once you receive your funds, however, you must quickly and immediately make the payment for the classes.  That you can do on line through a checking account transfer.

If you apply for and are later notified that you did not qualify for any financial aid, then you must quickly pay the cost of the course you are enrolled in.  Students who are applying for financial aid must register for both classes at one time in order to be listed as half time students, one of the requirements for financial aid.

Students who are taking classes on their own dime or are not receiving money through the university financial aid office, can pay for each course one at a time.  That will lessen the pain.

If your file for admissions is not yet completed. i.e. GRE scores have not been received yet or you are still waiting to take the GRE, you can still apply for financial aid by filling out the FAFSA, but Financial Aid will not process any funds until the admissions process is complete.

Financial Aid applications can be completed at:

http://www.csufresno.edu/studentaffairs/programs/financialaid/studentpages/howtoapply.shtml

Admission is currently closed.

Length of Program: 30 units, with 3 unit classes.

Each class consists of four Friday evening class meetings from 1800-2200 and four Saturday meetings from 0800-1600 over an 8-10 week period, with students meeting at most every other week. Some class meetings will be augmented and/or substituted by on-line instruction, depending on the type of class and the needs of the instructor or students.

Class taught as part of program:

(The sequence of courses is subject to change. Non-criminology courses are tentative depending on instructor availability, unless course dates are already listed and set.)

All graduate students in the program must complete and pass a comprehensive examination at the end of their coursework. The comprehensive examination is not optional.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY:

a. Current city, county, state, or federal government employees (includes military)

b. On a space available basis also government employees recently laid off due to budget cutbacks.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY ON A "SPACE AVAILABLE" BASIS:

a. Any City, County or State employee laid off due to recent budget cutbacks.

b. Spouses of current government employees

CONTACT DR. SCHWEIZER FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING THE PROGRAM
Dr. Schweizer: haralds@csufresno.edu Tel. 278-8880