1 DEGREES OFFERED ON CAMPUS AND ONLINE Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) Are you a criminal justice professional looking for career advancement? Are you interested in a master s degree program that is extensive yet convenient? Then the Command College of South Carolina is for you! Anderson University now offers a new way to take the next step in your criminal justice career. The program s flexible design provides working professionals the convenience of online instruction, with the direct interaction advantages of campus courses. Learn what it takes to lead in the face of challenges. Earn a master s degree from the Command College at Anderson University. Anderson University Admission 316 Boulevard Anderson, SC online.andersonuniversity.edu
2 Program Details With the Command College, criminal justice professionals and managers can: Earn a master s degree with a focus on executive leadership after only 36 hours of coursework Find flexibility in online and classroom-style course formats Learn from experienced professionals from the criminal justice field throughout the Southeast Network with other criminal justice professionals and instructors Program Overview The program includes 36 hours of coursework, completed in just twenty months. Participants are required to come to the AU campus for two full days of campus per month for executive class sessions, for a total of four campus visits per semester. These executive campus-based courses include interactive classes, practice exercises, mock drills, mock press conferences, group projects, case studies and practical problem solving. MCJ students take two courses each fall and spring, in addition to one course during the summer. All on campus classes take place at the Anderson University main campus. Lunch is provided during each of the two days, and refreshments are available throughout each session. Text materials are developed by the instructors and consist of standard textbooks, readings and other resources. All courses require one or more written research projects or papers, and the capstone course requires a major project. Exams are given at the conclusion of each course. The online component is designed to provide flexibility for both the participants and the instructor, and still maintain the quality and rigor of the program. Participants receive reading assignments before each term and are expected to read the assigned materials prior to the first on campus class session. After each of the on-campus sessions in each course, assignments are given that require participants to read material and/or conduct research. Between sessions, written assignments are to be submitted to the instructor online for grading. In addition, chat rooms and forums may be held where participants and the instructor exchange ideas and/or discuss concepts. Participants are graded, not only on their participation in these online chat rooms and forums, but also on the quality of their input. A Sampling of Courses Includes (course descriptions are below): The Role of the Chief Executive Crime, Law & the Legal System Applied Research Methods The Dynamics of Administration Executive Liability The Media and Political Survival Strategic & Tactical Planning Managing a Multicultural Department Criminal Justice Research
3 Course Descriptions CRJ 501: The Role of the Chief Executive This introductory course is designed to provide an overview of management principles along with a practical view of the environment surrounding the role of the chief executive in criminal justice today. Specifically, topics such as organizational theory and structure, and leadership will be reviewed along with an examination of the political, legal and social environment encircling the chief executive. CRJ 510: The Dynamics of Administration This course provides an introduction to human resources management functions in criminal justice. The dynamics of hiring, retaining and evaluating personnel will be covered along with the competing demands, ethical dilemmas, and policy issues related to human resources. CRJ 550: Crime, Law & the Legal System In this course a broad outline of the fundamentals of criminology and a review of the legal system designed to deal with criminal behavior is provided. In addition to an overview of crime causation, an examination of how the American system of justice operates is presented. Included is a survey of the foundations of jurisprudence and an appraisal of how the legal system responds to crime in America. CRJ 560: The Media & Political Survival An examination of the role of the media in modern society along with the relationship between media outlets and criminal justice executives is offered in this course. In addition, various strategies to cope with public exposure are explored and the role of positive leadership in this area is examined. CRJ 601: Applied Research Methods This overview of research methods is designed to create a more intelligent consumer of scientific research in the field of criminal justice who is able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of work in the field. The course focuses on quantitative research methods and covers observational and experimental research designs, along with an overview of qualitative research methodology. CRJ 605: Criminal Justice Policy Analysis In this capstone course, participants will review and critique the most recent and significant research in the field. A major research project will also be a part of this course. For more information please contact: Graduate and Evening Admission Office ANDERSON UNIVERSITY 316 Boulevard, Anderson, SC Fax
4 Course Descriptions CRJ 615: Managing a Multicultural & Ethical Department An examination of current issues relating to the administration of justice in a culturally diverse society is provided in this course. Special emphasis will be placed on the impact of changing ethnicity on social and institutional public policy and managing these changes legally and ethically. CRJ 640: Strategic & Tactical Planning This course focuses on learning the importance and practice of strategic, tactical and operational planning in criminal justice. Emphasis will be placed on forecasting likely, as well as plausible, future conditions and influencing those conditions through effective leadership so that the desired outcome can be achieved. In addition, an overview of budgeting principles will be covered and the basics of grantsmanship will be reviewed. CRJ 655: Executive Liability A review of major liability issues facing the chief executive in criminal justice is the focus of this course. Civil liability, torts, negligence and employment law will be covered. Take command of your future. Enroll in the Command College of South Carolina today. For more information please contact: Graduate and Evening Admission Office ANDERSON UNIVERSITY 316 Boulevard, Anderson, SC Fax
5 Financial Aid IMPORTANT NOTE: Funding may be available for qualified MCJ applicants through the agency s asset forfeiture and seizure funds. To apply for financial aid, please submit the following: Federal financial aid for graduate students only includes Federal loans. For consideration of federal loans, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA information is listed below. All online students receive a tuition discount, which is built into the tuition pricing, and makes online students ineligible for institutional scholarships. The information below shows the various types of funds available to online students. FAFSA Information PIN website: FAFSA website: Anderson school code: Company Reimbursement: Many organizations offer their employees full or partial tuition reimbursement for furthering their education. Please check with your Human Resources Department to see if your organization participates. Contact our Financial Aid Planning Office for more information about how this works at Anderson. You can also print the Delayed Billing Agreement form to give to your employer. IMPORTANT NOTE: Funding may be available for qualified MCJ applicants through the agency s asset forfeiture and seizure funds. Veterans Benefits: Anderson University is proud to partner with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs in assisting our military veterans in obtaining their education. Check out our Veterans Benefits flier to learn how the process works. You can also contact our VA Certifying Official at: or Financial Aid Planning Office Anderson University 316 Boulevard Box 1142 Anderson, SC (864)
6 About Anderson University History Anderson University traces its origins back to 1911, when it was chartered as a four-year college for women. Public-minded citizens of Anderson, South Carolina, wanted a college to be established in the growing area since a previous institution, The Johnson Female University had closed during the Civil War. With a donation of land and money from area citizens, the South Carolina Baptist Convention agreed to partner with those who wanted an institution of higher learning in Anderson, and the school opened its doors in What we know as Anderson University has throughout its history adapted to the educational needs of South Carolinians and those outside the State seeking a great education in a Christian environment. In 2005, the school officially became Anderson University as it added graduate programs and reorganized into colleges. The University is in the midst of the biggest period of growth in its history, having nearly doubled in enrollment over the past 7 years. Today, 2,908 students enjoy a high-quality education in some 53 fields of study. AU s scenic campus, located in the historic district of Anderson, South Carolina, benefits from its proximity to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the vibrant city of Greenville, South Carolina. Anderson s campus has recently grown from its original 68 acres to more than 270 acres, including four new major building projects which have been completed within the past four years.
7 About Anderson University ANDERSON UNIVERSITY NATIONAL RECOGNITION Anderson University has received numerous accolades and national recognition as an intentionally Christian university offering exceptional academics. Recent reognitions, include: Top Tier University (#21) in the South - U.S. News & World Report One of America s 100 Best College Buys One of the 49 Up and Coming Universities to Watch in the Nation - U.S. News & World Report 139 Best Southeastern Universities - The Princeton Review The #2 Regional College in the South for Excellence in Teaching - U.S. News & World Report A Best Christian College Anderson University ONLINE The online educational opportunities at Anderson University add value through convenience and flexibility, allowing busy, working students to advance their education and future. Anderson University is committed to academic excellence in all of its programs and has an established reputation as a school with a diverse and Christ-centered environment. Anderson University provides a high-quality education so students are proficient and knowledgeable in their chosen professions. Anderson s faculty members are dedicated and knowledgeable, and they model the principles of the Christian faith. Anderson University continually strives for success and provides a unique online and on-campus atmosphere that is extremely conducive to student achievement.
8 FAQs 1. How do I prepare for online courses? For your convenience, we offer a student training presentation that provides instructions on how to take an online course. The presentation is available upon request. 2. How will I access my online course? Enrolled students will receive a login ID and password. Upon entering the ID and password in the login window, students will be able to access their online class, view course information or retrieve their academic records. 3. Will I have face-to-face meetings with my professor? Online courses are delivered entirely through the Internet. However, students can visit the campus and meet with professors during office hours if desired. 4. Will I have access to library resources? Our library resources and services are available to all faculty and students wherever the programs or courses are located and however they are delivered. 5. How do I get help if I cannot access my online course? Anderson University provides all online students with access to our Online Student Help Desk via telephone Monday-Friday 8:30AM-10PM (EST) or via an online work request.
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