12 months
1546 USD/credit 46380 USD/year
1546 USD/credit 46380 USD/year
870 USD/credit 26100 USD/year
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Advance your career with the Criminology and Criminal Justice program of University of Michigan - Dearborn in the rapidly growing criminal justice profession. 

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Faculty, who are experts in their field, developed the Criminology and Criminal Justice program of University of Michigan - Dearborn  to prepare students for research, management and policy positions or continuation into a Ph.D. program.

This flexible degree program is 30-32 credits and provides a thesis and non-thesis option, while offering traditional, evening and online courses. Public safety professionals from partnering organizations may qualify for a scholarship valued at 20 percent of tuition and fees through our community service personnel scholarship program.

Example prospective students include: 

  • Individuals already working in the criminal justice field who want to advance to a policymaking or upper level administrative position.
  • Individuals who want to pursue an academic career in criminology and criminal justice and intend to further pursue a doctoral program in the field.

What will I learn?

  • Strengthen the professional qualifications of those currently employed in the criminal justice field.
  • Develop skills in research and in criminology and criminal justice program planning and evaluation.
  • Develop skills in the organization and administration of public criminal justice systems.
  • Prepare students for doctoral study in Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Sociology of Law
  • Law and Culture
  • Criminal Justice Theory
  • Organizational Development and Theory
  • Deviant Behavior
  • Current Issues in Criminal Justice 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH

30 - 32 


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

Completion of a Bachelor's degree with at least a 3.0 undergraduate GPA

Completion of the following courses or equivalent:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Criminal Law

    Applicants who meet the GPA requirement but lack one or more required courses may be admitted conditionally with the permission of the Program Director. These course deficiencies may be completed concurrently with graduate courses in the program upon Program Director approval.

    The GRE is not required.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    46380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1546 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    46380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1546 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    26100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 870 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Dearborn

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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