|Size and Background
fall we had 15 students enrolled in our MA program and 25 enrolled in
our doctoral program. 
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. 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
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.
 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.