Lead Faculty: Dr. Cindy E. SytsmaThe Master of Science in Juvenile Justice is designed to prepare candidates who want to work in education, law enforcement, probation, social work, etc. with the skills necessary to develop specific strategies and solutions that are practical and effective when working with juveniles with disabilities. Candidates will integrate theory with practice to address the complex issues and challenges of the juvenile justice system to conduct in depth research, write behavior plans, develop a network with cooperating agencies and conduct interviews to better prepare themselves as professionals guiding youth with disabilities who have a delinquent and neglectful background.
To receive a Master of Science in Juvenile Justice, students must complete at least 46.5 quarter units of graduate work. Students may transfer in up to 6 quarter units of graduate credit that may be granted for equivalent graduate work completed at another institution, as it appliess to this degree and if the units were not used in earning another advanced degree. Course equivalence cannot be granted for life experience.