Sociology and Criminology
Telephone: (302) 831-2581
Faculty Listing: http://www.udel.edu/soc/faculty.html
The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice offers a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy degree program in both Sociology and Criminology. The primary focus of the program is the preparation of members of the next generation of sociologists and criminologists by emphasizing systematic training in theory and research methodology as well as teaching. These advanced education degrees are intended for persons interested in careers in academia, public service, or private enterprise. The Department has a large number of full-time
distinguished faculty from the disciplines of Sociology, Philosophy, Law, Political Science, Criminology, History and Criminal Justice. This allows students to work closely with faculty members while preserving a reasonable breadth of interests. Thus, while both the Sociology and Criminology degrees rely on strong theoretical and methodological foundations, they also allow students to tailor a program that meets their individual needs.
The Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies (CDAS) was established at the University in 1991 and has been awarded a series of multi-million dollar research grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. CDAS was instrumental in setting up and evaluating a national model of Therapeutic Community treatment in criminal justice. Recently, CDAS was included in a small group of Research Centers nationally that will be leading research in implementing interventions for substance-involved clients in the criminal justice system. In addition to evaluating treatment programs in criminal justice settings, other ongoing studies include: The relation of school
experiences to adolescent substance abuse, studies examining the efficacy of AIDS education and awareness programs, and studies which examine the epidemiology and etiology of substance abuse in general The Center offers opportunities for research training for graduate students including stipends for research assistants and use of data sources.
Requirements for Admission
Applicants should submit transcripts of all academic work, Graduate Record Examination scores and three letters of recommendation. The deadline for completed applications is February 1.
Admission is selective and competitive based on the number of well-qualified applicants and the limits of available faculty and facilities. Those who meet stated minimum academic requirements are not guaranteed admission, nor are those who fail to meet those requirements necessarily precluded from admission if they offer other appropriate strengths. The department admits new students only in the fall semester.
Teaching assistantships, research assistantships and University fellowships are available to graduate students at the MA and PhD levels. Please refer to Graduate Fellowships and Assistantships for additional information.Requirements For The Degrees
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