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April 21, 2004
Susan Beasy Latto, UMD Director of Public Relations (218) 726-8830
William Fleischman, Director of Graduate Studies, Professor, UMD Department
of Sociology-Anthropology (218) 726-7557

UMD to Offer Masters Degree in Criminology
Beginning Fall 2005

New Program is First in State of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) has announced a new Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Criminology beginning fall semester 2005. The program will be offered through the Department of Sociology-Anthropology in the UMD College of Liberal Arts.

The new program will be the only Masters degree in Criminology offered in the state of Minnesota.  The program will focus on the social and behavioral aspects of crime and criminal justice, and will provide students with opportunities to partner with criminal justice system organizations.

The degree will offer career related education and training for recent graduates, as well as professionals already employed in fields such as law enforcement, criminal justice, corrections, and social service and planning agencies.

"We have seen a continuing interest in advanced study in criminology from working professionals as well as current students," said Professor William Fleischman, Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Sociology Anthropology. "We have developed a strong curriculum, coupling academic course work with practical experience to prepare students for entrance into a career as well as providing advancement for professionals already in the field".

The program will accept applications June 1, 2004 through January 15, 2005.
Information regarding the program is available at:
Contact the Director of Graduate Studies at: Department of Sociology Anthropology, 228 Cina Hall, 1123 University Dr., University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, MN 55812-3006, by email at, or by phone at (218) 726-7551.

The Department of Sociology-Anthropology enrolls approximately 500 students under three majors and three minors. The Masters in Criminology is the first Masters program for the department.

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