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School of Social Research and Justice Studies

ContactClayton D. Peoples, Ph.D. - Director, School of Social Research and Justice Studies
Phone(775) 784-4765
Fax(775) 784-1358
Location Office 209, Lincoln Hall (LH)
Address 1664 N. Virginia Street
MS 300
Reno, NV 89557
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Graduate Student Success

According to the most recent figures released by the University of Nevada, Reno, the graduate programs in the School of Social Research and Justice Studies have graduated a total of 107 students during the past three years. The Justice Management Program has graduated 36 students, thirteen students have been awarded the Master of Judicial Studies degree, and the Judicial studies PH.D. Program has graduated 7 judges. Criminal Justice has graduated 17 M.A. students and 34 students have received their M.A. in Sociology. This record of achievement illustrates the dedication and hard work of the faculty and the students in this program. Congratulations Everyone.

School Programs

The Department of Communication Studies offers a B.A. in Communication Studies that focuses on the study of communication processes within public, organizational, and interpersonal contexts. Specifically, our curriculum is designed to provide students with a social science perspective on inquiry into communication processes such as public advocacy and relational dispute resolution.

The Department of Criminal Justice offers offered a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice designed for individuals already in justice-related careers interested in advancing in their professions, for students desiring to pursue doctoral study, and individuals wishing to expand their knowledge of criminal justice and to pursue justice-related careers. Within these interests, students are offered the flexibility to pursue their individual goals.

The Department of Sociology offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Arts degree in Sociology, and participates in a graduate program leading to the in social psychology. The program of graduate studies in Sociology is designed to prepare sociologists for careers in the academic world and in areas of policy-related research. The foundations of both theory and research are emphasized as valuable tools in the study of modern society and social relations in comparative and historical perspective.


Criminal Justice Department Schlorships - information

Honor Societies

Information coming summer 2014 ...

Clubs and Organizations

Lambda Pi Eta is a national undergraduate honors society for communication majors. Dr. R. E. Davis advises our chapter, Sigma Mu. Members are inducted annually. For more information, please visit the National Communication Association's website:

Department of Communication Studies students interested in joining should email R.E. Davis

Alpha Phi Sigma
The National Criminal Justice Honor Society
RHO Chapter

Alpha Phi Sigma is the only National Criminal Justice Honor Society for Criminal Justice Majors. The society recognizes academic excellence of undergraduate, graduate students of criminal justice, as well as juris doctorate. Find out more...

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