The faculty members of the Department of Behavioral Sciences' Criminal Justice Program at The University of Tennessee at Martin (UTM) are conducting a needs assessment for the addition of an online Master's degree program in Criminal Justice. We feel that such a program will provide tremendous opportunities to advance the educational and occupational needs of our students, the community, and anyone employed in criminal justice related fields.
The purpose of this study is to investigate, in depth, the need for an online master's degree program in Criminal Justice. To achieve this goal, we are seeking an estimate of the number of potential students, professionals, and community members that are likely to participate in a graduate program in criminal justice. In addition, we are interested in your opinions on the type of graduate program that would meet your needs. The criminal justice faculty would appreciate any suggestions and insights that you could provide.
Please go the Criminal Justice Program website and access the Online Master’s Program in Criminal Justice: Needs Assessment Survey. Respond to each question by Thursday, December 12, 2013. Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. At any time, you can withdraw your participation in the study. Your completion and submission of this survey indicates your consent to participate in the study. No rewards are provided for your participation in this research endeavor, and there are no penalties for abstaining from participating in, withdrawing from, or failing to fully complete the Needs Assessment Survey.
Only the researchers involved in the study and the UTM Information Technology Office will have access to your completed survey. The results of this study will be made available on the UTM Criminal Justice Program website. If you have any questions, please e-mail or call me.
Thank you for your assistance.
Tina L. Lee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Criminal justice
The University of Tennessee at Martin
116 Sociology Building
Martin, TN 38238