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Spring Convocation

The Justice Studies Task force will be hosting the spring Convocation for Justice Studies and Forensic Science graduates! Please read this entire announcement.

This is the Justice Studies Department Convocation, NOT the College of Health and Human Services Commencement. Grads will be able to participate in both the Department ceremony and the College ceremony at Avaya Stadium.

The JS Convocation will be in

Morris Dailey Auditorium on Thursday, May 23 from 9:30-11:30 AM.

The deadline has passed to sign up to participate in the Justice Studies convocation.

Students can still register for the College of Health and Human Sciences commencement. For more information, go to the SJSU Commencement website:

Convocation tickets will be available starting April 15 at the SJSU Event Center Box Office. Each graduate participating in convocation will get two free tickets; the Justice Studies Task Force will determine how many tickets grads may purchase as soon as they know how many students will be participating in our convocation ceremony.

For more information go to the Justice Studies Task force website:

 The Justice Studies Department Proudly Announces the 2019 Scholarship Competition Honoring Prominent Persons Associated with the Department:

  • Shelby B. Brewer Memorial Scholarship [PDF]
  • Kristofer Boaz Claspill Memorial Scholarship [PDF]
  • Jeffrey Fontana Memorial Scholarship [PDF]
  • Paula Stone Hubbell Memorial Scholarship [PDF]
  • Daniel P. Lomio Memorial Scholarship [PDF]
  • Willard "Huck" Schmidt Memorial Scholarship [PDF]
  • J. Edgar Hoover Foundation Leadership Scholarship [PDF]
  • California Association of Criminalists Reed McLaughlin Endowment [PDF]

These scholarships, worth $1,000 to $6000, are available to undergraduate and graduate students in Justice Studies—over $25,000 in scholarships!  Students may apply for more than one scholarship.

How to Submit Applications:

Submit a paper and an electronic copy of the Justice Studies Scholarship Application Form and required documents.

  1. Review the Justice Studies Department Scholarship Instructions form first! Every scholarship has different requirements so reading this form is very important.
  2. Drop off a paper copy at the Justice Studies Department, MacQuarrie Hall 524, by 5:00 PM, Monday May 6th, 2019.  
  3. Email the same materials by midnight,  Monday May 6th, 2019 to Scholarship Chair Jan Hagemann, at

Deadline for in-person Master's program has been extended to May 1, 2019. 

Are you interested in continuing your education in justice studies?

By obtaining an M.S. in Justice Studies, graduates are prepared for careers in criminal justice administration, research and policy centers, public institutions, community organizations and nonprofit agencies, as well as for doctoral programs and research positions in public agencies.

The Department of Justice Studies has extended the deadline for the Master's in Justice Studies to May 1, 2019.  If you are interested in furthering your education in justice, we encourage you to learn about the opportunities available to you  in the Department of Justice Studies.

For more information about what the program entails or if you have any specific questions, please visit the Graduate Page.