I have actually had an interesting discussion with Dr. McCurdy at the Board of Higher Education this week. Interestingly, even if you received your degree from one of the top schools in the country in criminal justice, if it's outside of Massachusetts, your out of luck. The only reason I ask about the Master's degree, is that after graduating Phoenix next year (which is not accepted by the state for Quinn Bill, but is accredited. Go figure!), I had planned on going through the online Master of Criminal Justice program Boston University now offers. Such a large and prestigious school as Boston University will hopefully be accepted by the state within a year or so. So even if the state won't accept Phoenix, I can tough out the 18 months I am attending Boston University, and hopefully get the Master's money in the end. It's a tough decision to make.
I really don't want to go back to a traditional school, esepcially not Salem State. I've learned more in my few months at Phoenix, than I did in five years at Salem State. I just sent her another email about the non-approved bachelor's leading to an approved masters program. I'll let you know what she has to say.