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New grad program in Malta accepting applications

Dec. 1, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's new joint international master's program with the University of Malta is accepting applications for classes that will begin in that Mediterranean nation in October 2010.

The collaborative master's-level program is structured to allow students to earn one master's degree in criminology and criminal justice studies from the University of Malta, and another in criminology, law and public policy from WMU. Thirteen WMU faculty members from the departments of Political Science and Sociology will partner with faculty from the University of Malta to teach course work in the program at Malta's flagship university.


The collaboration between the two universities is designed as a novel international and interdisciplinary venture that combines the strengths of European and American graduate programs. The curriculum will include theory, research methods and data analysis as well as Mediterranean-based case studies on:

  • Gender, crime and justice
  • Environmental crime and justice
  • Surveillance and security
  • State and corporate crime

The University of Malta, which traces its origins to 1592, is one of the oldest universities in the Mediterranean. Today, the university has some 10,000 students, 750 of whom are foreign students from nearly 80 different countries.

For more information about the program, visit the University of Malta online. Information also can be found at wmich.edu/politics.

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Media contact: Cheryl Roland, (269) 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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