ASU to Offer Master's Program in Criminal Justice

FEBRUARY 10, 2006 - Posted at 5:12 p.m. CST

JONESBORO, AR - Does punishment or rehabilitation fit the crime?  How will terrorism affect our city, community or state?

These questions and many more will be hashed out in classroom discussions next fall when the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program begins at Arkansas State University's Jonesboro campus.

Last Friday, the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the master's level program for ASU during the board's quarterly meeting.  ASU will become the second higher education institution in Arkansas to offer a master's in criminal justice.

Since 1985, ASU has offered a bachelor's in both criminology and criminal justice.