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Criminal Justice Policy and Administration

12 months
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1007 USD/credit 30210 USD/year
1007 USD/credit 30210 USD/year
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About

Learn to evaluate criminal justice policies and build your knowledge of the criminal justice system and criminal behavior. This online Criminal Justice Policy and Administration master's degree program at Pennsylvania State University can help you stand out among your peers in a field where educated professionals are in increasingly high demand.

Overview

Criminal justice organizations are becoming increasingly evidence-based in their practices and administration. This shift creates a growing need to hire educated professionals with sound, in-depth knowledge of the criminal justice system and criminal behavior, coupled with an understanding of the research methods necessary to evaluate criminal justice policies and practices at the local, state, and national levels. 

In this Criminal Justice Policy and Administration master's degree program at Pennsylvania State University, you will study with highly regarded faculty from Penn State's College of the Liberal Arts — Department of Sociology and Criminology, and the Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs. Your diploma will look no different from the one earned by students on our physical campus. And you will be part of a Penn State community that includes the largest dues-paying alumni network in the world.  

Careers

As a graduate of this program, you can be qualified to bring about change in any number of criminal justice or legal organizations in the public sector, including: 

  • state departments of corrections
  • state sentencing commissions and parole boards
  • local, county, and state law enforcement, especially in administration sector
  • local court administration, especially drug, DUI, and restorative justice courts
  • local, probation, parole, and community corrections agencies
  • public and private offender treatment agencies
  • state policy agencies focused on criminal justice (e.g., the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, and similar agencies in other states)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Criminal Justice Institutions
  • Theories of Crime
  • Applied Research Methods for Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Criminal Justice Ethics in a Diverse Society
  • Advanced Statistics in Criminal Justice
  • Race, Crime, and Justice 
  • Policing Terrorism
  • Courts and Sentencing

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. 
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended
  • Statement of Purpose — A two- to three-page essay articulating career and educational goals that demonstrate the student's written communication skills and basic statistical knowledge.
  • Résumé — a current curriculum vitae (vita) or résumé.
  • References (3)
  • English Proficiency 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1007 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    30210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1007 USD per credit during 12 months.

Funding

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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