The curriculum provides a distinctive melding of professionally structured knowledge and the ethical imperatives of criminal justice in a constitutional democracy. Attention is centered on:
- Understanding the broadest nature of scientific inquiry and dissemination of social science knowledge pertaining to criminal justice;
- The ability to organize literature, think critically, and draw conclusions from conducting independent research into criminal justice topics. Understanding of police, courts, corrections, prosecution agencies, and the criminal-legal profession as integral components of the criminal justice system;
- Knowledge of research and research methodologies needed to understand and improve criminal justice and criminology; and
- Understanding of criminological theories for studying issues of crime and behavior.
- Criminological Theory
- Research Methods
- Social Statistics
- Seminar in Criminal Law
- Foundations of Policing
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesCriminology View 163 other Masters in Criminology in United States
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 (4.0 scale)
- Score of at least 400 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or 300 on the combine verbal and analytical sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
- An undergraduate statistics and undergraduate research methods course
- An oral interview with the program coordinator may be required
International Applies to you725 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
National Applies to you725 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
In-State Applies to you320 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 320 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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