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Phone: 443-352-4494

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Stevenson Offering Graduates of the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy 20 Percent Tuition Discount on All Graduate and Professional Programs

August 27, 2013 12:00 AM
Stevenson’s Mock Trial Courtroom

Stevenson University's School of Graduate and Professional Studies is partnering with the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy (NVCJTA)to offer any officer or deputy that completes their initial academy training at NVCJTA a 20 percent tuition discount for any of the graduate and accelerated undergraduate programs offered by Stevenson. The University offers online, onsite, and hybrid online/onsite degree programs in several areas for those seeking professional advancement in law enforcement fields.

Stevenson's offers bachelor's programs in areas such as Criminal Justice, Paralegal Studies, and Computer Information Systems as well as master's programs in Forensic Studies, Cyber Forensics, and Forensic Science. Stevenson is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Universities.

"Our school offers several advantages to law enforcement professionals looking to advance their careers," said Joyce Becker, Esq., Dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. "In addition to niche programs in areas related to law enforcement, investigation, and criminal justice, our online and accelerated programs are structured to be flexible and fit into a busy professional's schedule."

Stevenson University offers six master's degrees designed to fit into the lifestyles of working adults. Many of the university's graduate degrees can be completed in as few as eighteen to twenty four months. The University's master's programs in Forensic Studies and Business and Technology Management are offered in 8-week sessions, either on-site or online. A Master's of Science in Forensic Science is offered in a hybrid format with online and onsite components. The master's degrees in Cyber Forensics, Nursing, and Healthcare Management are offered completely online.

Stevenson's adult accelerated bachelor's programs are also designed for working adults and can be completed within 18 to 24 months depending on the number of credits a student has acquired before entering the program. Most of the undergraduate degree programs can be completed by taking courses that are scheduled in a mixed 8-week hybrid or online format, or in a traditional 16-week format. Accelerated bachelor's programs include Business Administration, Business Communication, Business Information Systems, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Interdisciplinary Studies, Paralegal Studies, and RN to BS.

Stevenson is also offering a free 10-week, non-credit online MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), Survey of Forensics, designed to give students a broad survey of the three major areas of forensics and introduce them to the role that forensics plays in the investigation and prosecution of violent crimes, financial fraud, and cyber crimes. The course runs September 30 through December 8, 2013. It will be taught by faculty from Stevenson's School of Graduate and Professional Studies. For more information or to register, visit and click on the "Stevenson's MOOC" icon.

For more information about the degree programs offered by Stevenson University's School of Graduate and Professional Studies, visit or contact Angela Scagliola, Director of Recruitment and Admissions, at 443-352-4414 or e-mail:

You can also watch an introduction to the MOOC on YouTube via this link: