Newly Admitted Post-baccalaureate Students for Fall 2015 (new!)
Graduate and Credential students that have been admitted to the university for fall 2015 can get an early start on their academic programs by taking courses during Summer Session 2015. To register for classes, students should fill out the Summer 2015 Early Summer Starter Application. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the application.
Criminal Justice Program (new!)
The online Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program at CSUSB’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences has been ranked among the best master’s online programs by both SuperScholar and U.S. News and World Report. SuperScholar 2015 ranked the online program as 17th in their list of 50 best Criminal Justice online programs, topping Kent State (44th), Texas A&M International University (38th), and UMASS Online – University of Massachusetts (21st). The U.S. News and World Report ranks the program 20th on their current list for top online graduate criminal justice programs. All courses are taught by full-time faculty members who have doctorates in criminal justice and have published extensively. For more information, contact the Criminal Justice department at (909) 537-5506 or visit the department’s website.
MFA Creative Writing Program Releases 7th Issue of National Literary Journal (new!)
The MFA Creative Writing Program recently released its 7th issue of Ghost Town, a national and international online literary journal featuring poetry, fiction, book reviews and art by both local and national authors and artists. Now in its 6th year, Ghost Town is produced by graduate students in the Creative Writing program, under the guiding hand of English professor Chad Sweeney, the faculty editor. Putting together a literary journal is a monumental task: “The students read thousands of submissions of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, from around the world, and must select the best 100 pages or so to include in an issue,” Sweeney said. “This represents a tremendous amount of work, dialogue, talent and critical discernment.”
Past issues have featured pieces by such notable authors as Nobel Prize Judge and Swedish poet Kjell Espmark, and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Laura Kasischke. The current issue includes an interview with CSUSB’s own Isabel Quintero, a recent MFA program graduate and winner of the American Library Association’s "Morris Award" for best debut Young Adult Novel. Take some time to explore the pages of Ghost Town.