Students develop an understanding of the causes of criminal behavior and the social conditions that contribute to crime, and they analyze how the criminal justice system operates.
Students who complete the program and receive an M.A. degree may continue to pursue training in a Ph.D. program. Or they may secure a position in a research organization, government agency or related jobs in the criminal justice field.
The M.A. in Criminology is a joint program between George Washington University's sociology and forensic sciences departments. The program combines training in traditional criminology, criminal justice and forensic sciences. Requirements include courses in research methods, statistics, criminology, criminal law and forensic sciences.
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Data Analysis
- Qualitative Methodology
- Field Research in Organizational Settings
- Development of Sociological Theory
- Contemporary Sociological Theory
- Deviance & Control
- 24 months
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DisciplinesCriminal Law Public Law Criminology View 237 other Masters in Criminal Law in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Three (3) academic letters of recommendation
- Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.
- Statement of purpose
- A recent writing sample is required.
International54750 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1825 USD per credit during 24 months.
National54750 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1825 USD per credit during 24 months.
Living costs for Washington, D. C.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.