M.Sc. On Campus

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Arizona State University

12 months
25200 USD/year
23544 USD/year
11720 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Criminology and Criminal Justice MSc program from Arizona State University is designed to provide students with a high level of theoretical and empirical knowledge about crime and criminal justice.


The Criminology and Criminal Justice MSc program from Arizona State University provides students with the advanced research skills needed for careers as criminal justice researchers, leadership roles in criminal justice and related agencies and organizations, and for continued study in doctoral programs in criminology and criminal justice.

Both thesis and non-thesis options are available to complete the M.S. degree.  Students who do not wish to write a thesis may complete a capstone policy paper. Students who elect to write a thesis will engage in research that makes a contribution to knowledge in the field.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Master of Science program in criminology and criminal justice find a strong job market in the public and private sectors. Employment opportunities exist in supervisory and management positions in criminal justice agencies (federal, state and local) including:

  • city, county, and state government liaison to criminal justice agencies
  • communications supervisor (911 and dispatch)
  • court administration
  • evidence and crime scene supervisor (CSI activities)
  • intelligence analyst
  • law enforcement
  • police crime analysis supervisor
  • pretrial release
  • probation, parole or community supervision
  • property management and evidence retention supervisor
  • risk management
  • sheriff
  • veterans services

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar in Criminal Justice 
  • Seminar in Criminology
  • Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • Statistical Tools for Criminal Justice
  • Advanced Statistical Analysis   
  • Theory and Practice in Criminal Justice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.
  • Applicants eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree in criminology or criminal justice or another closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • two letters of recommendation
  • personal statement
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25200 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23544 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11720 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Phoenix

900 - 1450 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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