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Criminal Justice Policy and Administration

Pennsylvania State University

Master
24 months
Duration
37694 USD/year
37694 USD/year
21960 USD/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The M.P.S. in Criminal Justice Policy and Administration degree program at Pennsylvania State University capitalizes on Penn State’s strengths as a premier research institution to provide an advanced professional degree in criminal justice policy and administration.

Overview

Combining theory and applied research, this degree allows professionals and students entering the work force to gain graduate level expertise in this growing, applied field of study. 

The Criminal Justice Policy and Administration degree at Pennsylvania State University caters to professionals in criminal justice (broadly, policing, courts, corrections, probation/parole, and treatment), government, administration, and offender or victim services.

Pennsylvania State University is in the top 1 percent of universities worldwide and has the largest alumni network in the nation. Founded in 1855, the University combines academic rigor with a vibrant campus life as it carries out its mission of teaching, research, and service with pride and focuses on the future throughout Pennsylvania and the world. Granted the highest rating for research universities by the Carnegie Foundation, Penn State teaches students to be leaders with a global perspective.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Criminal Justice Institutions
  • Theories of Crime
  • Applied Research Methods
  • Advanced Statistics in Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Criminal Justice Ethics in a Diverse Society
  • Capstone Project in Criminal Justice and Policy Administration

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed official online Graduate School application and payment of a nonrefundable application fee.
  • Statement of purpose: a 2-3 page essay articulating career and educational goals that demonstrate the student’s written communication skills and describes their background with basic statistics education and/or usage.
  • A current curriculum vitae (vita) or résumé.
  • Three letters of recommendation that attest to the student’s readiness for graduate study. 
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37694 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37694 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    37694 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37694 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    21960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21960 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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