Criminology and Criminal Justice

Saint Louis University

24 months
970 USD/credit
970 USD/credit
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Saint Louis University’s Master of Arts in criminology and criminal justice offers three diverse tracks: administration of justice, emergency management, and treatment and rehabilitation.


SLU’s criminology and criminal justice degree prepares you to take on leadership roles in a variety of community settings. Part-time and full-time degree options are available.

Students can select one of the following areas to be the focus of their studies:

Administration of Justice

You'll prepare for leadership roles in justice-serving organizations through coursework designed to increase your knowledge about the justice system, techniques and challenges of administration and issues in jurisprudence. Integrate the knowledge you’ll develop through rigorous coursework with community-based learning opportunities to begin creating solutions to complex social and organizational challenges.

Emergency Management

Justice personnel can be among the first responders to a crisis. Learn critical thinking, leadership and crisis management skills through seminars and challenging simulations that put your academic knowledge to the test. All courses in this concentration are offered online.

Treatment and Rehabilitation

Gain an in-depth understanding of essential human behavior, issues related to the treatment of high-risk populations and evidence-based practices for improving the health of offenders and the communities in which they reside. A blend of in-class training and community-based practice experiences prepares you to become an effective treatment agent.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Criminological Theory
  • Ethics in the Administration of Justice
  • Applied Research Methods
  • Issues in Jurisprudence
  • Mission and Practice of Global Public Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


33 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.
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.
54 (required)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application form and fee
  • Transcript(s)
  • Two confidential reference letters (one professional, one academic)
  • Résumé or curriculum vita
  • Professional statement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    970 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 970 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    970 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 970 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • per SCH


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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