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Press Release: DeSales Offers Country's First Online Master of Arts Criminal Justice Program with Computer Forensics Concentration
Date: 11/3/2008


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DeSales Offers Country's First Online Master of Arts Criminal Justice Program with Computer Forensics Concentration

DeSales University will offer an online Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ) program with a concentration in computer forensics beginning January 2009. The 33-credit program with a multi-disciplinary approach to criminal justice issues is the first of its kind nationwide. Information is now available online at www.desales.edu/CJonline. Also, via phone at 610-282-1100, ext. 6225, or email at CJonline@desales.edu.

"The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program will prepare students to be an investigator in the fields of computer forensics or forensic investigation," said Patrick McGrain, director of the program. "They will be trained by a faculty of experts from around the country and learn the tools necessary to become an expert in areas such as crime scene investigation, forensic toxicology, imaging and evidence analysis, and network forensics."

According to McGrain, this skilled preparation will enable graduates of the program to work in their respective areas with confidence and make contributions to their field immediately.

The faculty of nationally recognized experts teaching in the program include a former FBI agent with specialties in crime scene analysis, behavioral profiling, and threat analysis; a Ph.D. who has conducted studies of police authority and practices in New York City, England and the Netherlands; a national expert on addiction and crime; and a computer forensics expert that has served as a member of the FBI's Computer Analysis Response Team.

Dr. Katherine Ramsland, associate professor and chairperson in DeSales University's Department of Social Sciences, and a national expert on forensics, is among the accomplished faculty teaching in the online MACJ program.

"Our online master's in criminal justice program fully accepts the exciting challenge of globalizing. We coordinate top-rated faculty members from around the nation and the world to give students from equally diverse areas access to their expertise," said Ramsland. "As a member of the faculty, I look forward to an online partnership with people from many different places who will enrich this learning environment with their own ideas and perspectives."

The 11-class online program includes courses on forensics including advanced crime scene investigation, criminalistics, forensic toxicology, and medicolegal investigation and identification. Also, courses in computer forensics, such as investigation and data gathering, imaging and evidence analysis, network forensics and alternative operating systems and handheld devices.

For more information on the online Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program, call 610-282-1100, ext. 6225, email Cjonline@desales.edu, or check online at www.desales.edu/CJonline.


Press Release: DeSales Offers Country's First Online Master of Arts Criminal Justice Program with Computer Forensics Concentration | Posted on: 11/3/2008

For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive D
irector of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034

610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu

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