Criminology and Criminal Justice, M.A. | University of Maryland | College Park, United States
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Criminology and Criminal Justice

12 months
1706 USD/credit 51180 USD/year
1706 USD/credit 51180 USD/year
768 USD/credit 23040 USD/year
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The program of graduate study leading to a Traditional Master of Arts and Doctorate of Philosophy degrees in the area of Criminology and Criminal Justice from University of Maryland is intended to prepare students for research, teaching and professional employment in operational agencies within the field of criminal justice.


This Criminology and Criminal Justice program from University of Maryland combines an intensive background in a social science discipline such as criminology, criminal justice, sociology, psychology and public policy with graduate-level study of selected aspects of crime and criminal justice.

In addition, the Department offers a joint J.D./M.A. degree with the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, located in Baltimore.

A recent study of Department M.A. and Ph.D. alumni reveals that master’s degree graduates have found employment in both public and private institutions in virtually every kind of activity associated with the criminal justice system: research; teaching; federal, state and local law enforcement; courts; corrections; private security; and funded programs. Ph.D. graduates have found employment mostly in teaching, research, and government agency administration.

Facilities and Special Resources

The Department has various opportunities for graduate students to participate in current projects. Recent students have worked in research centers at the Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), and the National Institute of Justice. In addition, our faculty maintain an array of ongoing, funded research projects where students can assist. These resources provide numerous opportunities for students to engage in policy development, research, and professional activities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Criminological Research
  • General Linear Models in Criminal Justice Research
  • Seminar in Criminology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcript(s)
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • CV/Resume
  • Writing Sample (1 required, up to one more optional)
  • Description of Research/Work Experience (optional)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    51180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    23040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 768 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for College Park

1676 - 2838 USD /month
Living costs

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