M.A. On Campus


University of West Georgia

12 months
11220 USD/year
11220 USD/year
2892 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Criminology program of University of West Georgia is the only master's program of its kind in Georgia.


The Criminology program of University of West Georgia it's committed to providing students with an educational experience that fits them to live, learn, and work in a culturally diverse and ever-changing world. Our mission is to prepare students for a variety of professional careers, advanced academic study, and lives of active citizenship.

Coursework is grounded in the social, behavioral, and natural sciences, and incorporates diverse methodological and theoretical approaches. Our faculty are experienced professionals with varied backgrounds in working with the criminal justice system, dealing with offenders and victims, and conducting research on a wide range of issues. We encourage faculty-student collaboration and student research based on each individual's practical and academic interests. Plans of study include the Criminal Justice Administration and Crime & Social Justice tracks, and students choose either a thesis or comprehensive exam. Internships are also available.


  • Apply research methodology and systematic analysis within the context of criminology
  • Apply a broad range of knowledge about criminology to ethically and competently evaluate the development, monitoring, and analysis of policy and practices in major areas of criminology
  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of theories of crime and justice by critically evaluating theoretical frameworks in conducting analyses

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Women in the Criminal Justice System
  • Family Violence
  • Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Directed Readings
  • Principles of Criminology
  • Applied Statistics in Criminology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All graduate applicants must complete the online Graduate Application. A one-time application fee of $40 is required
  • A bachelor’s degree in criminology, criminal justice, or another social or behavioral science. However, other complimentary degrees may be considered
  • 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA on a 4.0 scale (If a student does not meet the GPA requirements for regular admission, s/he may be admitted provisionally)
  • Obtain three strong letters of recommendation from individuals knowledgeable of your academic and/or professional abilities
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Submit a 750-word intellectual autobiography highlighting your reasons for pursuing a graduate degree at UWG

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5610 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    11220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5610 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    2892 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1446 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Carrollton

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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


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