M.Sc. On Campus


Florida State University

12 months
1110 USD/credit 36630 USD/year
1110 USD/credit 36630 USD/year
479 USD/credit 15807 USD/year
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The One Year Master of Science in Criminology at Florida State University is designed for students who aspire to leadership or advanced positions in the field of criminology and criminal justice. 


Through intensive graduate coursework and a full time internship, students in the Criminology program at Florida State University have the opportunity to complete their master’s degree while expanding their professional knowledge and networking in the field.

Coursework & Internship (Field Practice)

Students in the one year master of science track complete a total of 33 credit hours which include 24 hours of coursework and a 9 credit hour full time graduate internship (field practice) at a location of their choice. Students completing this program track take classes beginning in fall semester and finish with a criminology and criminal justice related internship in summer.

Learn From the Best

The College’s graduate program is a nationally recognized program of excellence. Students areprepared in the classroom by faculty who are leading experts in the field. Ranked #1 in the nation for research productivity, our faculty members are known for bridging the worlds of research, policy, and practice. Students use knowledge gained in the classroom to bring research to life through internships in areas such as policy and research, courts, corrections, law enforcement, victim services, and private security.

FSU’s distinct location in the Capital City affords our students unparalleled opportunity to complete their field work in criminology and criminal justice related state and federal agencies, including private industry.

Internship opportunities are not limited to just Tallahassee. The College partners with criminal justice agencies throughout the State of Florida and nation to offer an immersive experience that leads to career readiness and success.

Examples of agencies where students complete their graduate internship include: The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, The Institute for Intergovernmental Research, The United States Senate, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Proseminar in Criminology
  • Survey of Criminal Justice Theories
  • Survey of Criminological Theories
  • Research Methods
  • Theory in Criminology & Criminal Justice  
  • Statistics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
148 (verbal)
148 (quantitative)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from accredited college/university
  • 3.25 GPA or higher for the final two years of undergraduate study
  • GRE scores between 148 and 160 on both the verbal & quantitative tests
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A 300-to-500-word statement of interest

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36630 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1110 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    36630 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1110 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15807 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 479 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Tallahassee

955 - 1345 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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