Graduate Programs
Size and Background
     This fall we had 15 students enrolled in our MA program and 25 enrolled in our doctoral program. [1]
     Not surprisingly, many of our graduate students attended local schools for their undergraduate degrees: Temple (5);  West Chester (3); Saint Joseph's (2); and one each from  Villanova, University of Pennsylvania, and Stockton State. But more distant state universities (California State, Eastern Michigan,  Florida, Hawaii, Nebraska, North Carolina, Rhode Island College, Rutgers, Truman State (Missouri), Penn State; and private universities also are well represented (Brown University, Bryant College, McMasters, University of New Orleans).

     Graduate student quality, as captured by GRE scores continues to be consistently good. Among the current 36 students for whom GRE data are available, the average GRE total score is 1112 (median = 1100). The average GRE Verbal score is 554 (median = 550) and the average GRE Quantitative score is 559 (median =565). Thirty one percent of the GRE Verbal scores are below the suggested Graduate School minimum of 500; 28% are 600 or higher. On GRE Quantitative scores, 28% of the scores are below the suggested minimum of 500; 33% are 600 or higher.
     In the Fall of 1998 we completed a report on our graduate programs examining student quality since the inception of our doctoral program in 1993.[2] We found consistent improvements in the qualifications of our entering students in both graduate programs between 1994 and 1998. The profile of our current students matches the higher level of quality we have seen in the last few years.

     Women are well represented in our graduate programs, making up 60% of the group. Women are slightly more likely to be found in our MA program (73%) as compared to our doctoral program (53%).

Employment of Completed Doctoral Students
     To date we have granted four doctoral degrees in Criminal Justice (Michael White, Ellen Kurtz, Robert Kane, and William Pelfrey). Two of these were awarded since December, 2000. 
     Three of the four doctoral recipients are employed full-time at major, four year universities. Robert Kane is an assistant professor in the Department of Justice, Law and Society at American University (Washington, D.C.). Michael White is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice at the University of North Florida (Gainesville). William Pelfrey is an instructor in the College of Criminal Justice at the University of South Carolina (Columbia).
     Ellen Kurtz is working as a project director here at Temple on Deanna Wilkinson's teen violence prevention project funded by the William Penn Foundation.

[1]  This excludes an additional five students who are enrolled in the program but were not taking credits this semester.
Department of Criminal Justice Graduate Committee. (Fall 1998). Graduate Studies in Criminal Justice: Review of Selected Student and Program Characteristics. Available upon request.