Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 
    Jul 17, 2024  
Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Criminology

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Pafford 240 • 678-839-6505


D. Jenks (Interim Associate VP for Academic Affairs)

Associate Professor:

C. Jenks (Associate VP for Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment)

Assistant Professors:

C. Bounds, G. Lee, B. McNeal, M. Naito (Director of Graduate Studies), L. Pazzani, E. Stupi (Director, Survey Research Center), A. Vito, E. Wentz, V. Woodward

Learning Objectives

  • Apply research methodology and systematic analysis within the context of criminology
  • Apply a broad range of knowledge about criminology to ethically and competently evaluate the development, monitoring, and analysis of policy and practice in major areas of criminology
  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of theories of crime and justice by critically evaluating theoretical frameworks in conducting analyses


The Department of Criminology considers the quality of an application in its entirety. Applicants will be considered on a competitive basis and thus simply completing the application does not guarantee admission. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in criminology, criminal justice, or a related field from an accredited academic institution. Applicants for graduate study in criminology must meet the College of Social Sciences requirements and:

  • Transcripts demonstrating an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (If a student does not meet the GPA requirements for regular admission, s/he may be admitted provisionally);
  • Résumé or curriculum vitae;
  • A 750-word intellectual autobiography highlighting your reasons for pursing a graduate degree at UWG; and
  • Three strong letters of recommendation.

GRE scores can be submitted to support an application for admission and funding, but are not required.



    Master of Arts

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