Saint Vincent College

12 months
678 USD/credit
678 USD/credit
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The Master of Science in Criminology program at Saint Vincent College offers a challenging curriculum that will prepare candidates to become leaders and innovators in the system dedicated to the just enforcement of the criminal laws of the Commonwealth and the United States.


What Can I Do With a Master's in Criminology from Saint Vincent College? In addition to serving as a gateway to a doctoral degree, a Master’s degree is also a highly desired credential in the field as it is often a key to advancement to the managerial level of a criminal justice agency.  

It can open the door to a variety of opportunities in federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, juvenile counseling, probation and parole services, the study of law, and criminology-based research endeavors while preparing people for careers in all areas of the Criminal Justice System.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will critique and evaluate the various components of the criminal justice system.
  • Students will identify career goals and pathways to evaluate, enhance, and improve the criminal justice system using evidence-based approaches.
  • Students will further understand, analyze, appraise, and evaluate, both written and orally, a variety of criminology-based theories and their application in terms of logical consistency, scope, parsimony, and spuriousness and their relationship to public policy and issues in criminology.
  • Students will integrate and apply analytical skills and substantive knowledge to specific problems in criminology.
  • Students will highlight the role of diversity and the human experience in the application and study of criminology and criminology–related policies.
  • Students will critically evaluate, synthesize, and analyze informational sources about criminal law, policing, corrections, research and social justice.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Research Methods
  • Policy Analysis
  • Advanced Criminological Theories
  • Criminal Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete graduate application.
  • Complete and Supplemental Application (under Tools section).
  • Posses an earned bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. Official transcripts* must be submitted from each institution attended.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Personal statement of 500 words or less describing the applicant's experience and why he or she wishes to pursue this degree.
  • TOEFL score of 79 on the IBT and 6.5 on the IELTS or higher is required for applicants.
  • Any additional program specific requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    678 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 678 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    678 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 678 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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