Claflin University to Offer a New Master’s Degree Program in Criminal Justice

Claflin University, the historically Black educational institution in Orangeburg, South Carolina, has announced that it is launching a new master’s degree program in criminal justice. All classes will be held online and students may complete the program in 15 months.

Deborah Laufersweiler-Dwyer, an associate professor in the department of social sciences, said that “this program is another major step for the university as we now offer a high-demand program that allows professionals in the field an opportunity to earn a master’s degree in criminal justice at an accelerated pace. Students from throughout the state of South Carolina and beyond can enroll in the program with the confidence they are receiving a high-quality education.”

Caroletta Ivey, an assistant professor of criminal justice at Claflin, added that “many of these students and others who will enroll in the program are already working in criminal justice related positions. However, they need a master’s degree to be eligible for promotions and other opportunities. Law enforcement, correctional agencies, and the courts are seeking employees with advanced degrees who can apply critical thinking when solving problems or making decisions. The flexibility of our program is significant. Students can maintain their employment and manage their family responsibilities while taking classes from anywhere and anytime.”

The new master’s degree in criminal justice is the third graduate program offered online by Claflin University. Previously the university established online master’s degree programs in curriculum and instruction and business administration.

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