M.A. On Campus


Indiana University of Pennsylvania

12 months
774 USD/credit 23220 USD/year
774 USD/credit 23220 USD/year
516 USD/credit 15480 USD/year
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For more than 40 years, Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s master of arts program in Criminology and Criminal Justice has prepared students like you for administrative and research careers in the criminal justice system.


You can choose to complete the program on the main campus or online to fit your lifestyle. 

Earn your degree in Criminology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s main campus and complete your degree in three semesters when you take classes full time. On-campus MA students are eligible to earn a Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) certificate. Graduates with this certificate are better prepared to teach at community colleges or as adjunct faculty at colleges and universities.

Earn your degree online while maintaining your current career. Full-time students finish the degree in one year by taking two classes every 7.5 weeks during the fall and spring semesters (for a total of eight classes) and two summer classes. Part-time students typically take only one class every 7.5 weeks and finish in two years. Our nationally ranked, online program allows you to learn from our experienced faculty and advance your career from home.    

Enhance your Career in Criminology

  • By earning your graduate degree in criminology with IUP, you will enable yourself to be considered for promotion within your organization, earn an increase in salary, and be part of the extremely large number of IUP alumni internationally with whom you can network throughout your career. 
  • While most positions in the criminal justice field do not require a master’s degree for employment, a master’s degree enhances promotion opportunities and puts you on the track for leadership positions.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Criminological Theory
  • Proseminar
  • Research Methods 
  • Legal Issues in Criminology
  • Organizational Dynamics within the Criminal Justice System
  • Quantitative Strategies for Analysis in Criminology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The online application  
  • The nonrefundable $50 application fee  
  • Official transcripts from every college or university attended
  • A goal statement—Tell us about your professional life to date, why you want to pursue a graduate degree in criminology and criminal justice, and your future career plans.    
  • Two letters of recommendation—Your recommenders receive an online request to submit a recommendation for you.    

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    23220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 516 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Indiana

1000 - 1500 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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