Criminology and Criminal Justice

University of South Carolina

M.A. On Campus
12 months
22302 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice program at the University of South Carolina is a professional degree designed to provide criminal justice professionals with coursework in criminal justice system operation, criminology, research methods, and statistics. 


The degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice program at the University of South Carolina provides students with advanced instruction that prepares them to use evidence-based practices in the criminal justice system. Beyond career advancement for practitioners, the masters degree also provides rigorous social science training that prepares students for continued doctoral study.

Career Prospects

Criminology and criminal justice graduates cultivate skills and knowledge applicable to a variety of job opportunities including positions in:

  • State/federal law enforcement
  • Probation/parole
  • Higher education
  • Research organizations
  • Corrections
  • Homeland security
  • Victim assistance
  • Juvenile justice
  • Law/attorney

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Inmates and Prisons
  •  Women and Crime
  •  Crime Over the Life Course
  •  Race, Crime, and Criminal Justice
  • Organized Crime
  • The Death Penalty
  • Law and Criminal Justice Policy
  • Computer Applications in Criminal Justice
  • Selected Topics in Criminal Justice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

March 1st for full consideration of funding.




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

  • Prospective students applying to the M.A. program must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. An undergraduate degree in criminology, criminal justice, or a related social science is desirable. 
  • University application through the Graduate School website, including a statement of interest and study or career objectives (500-750 words). 
  • Two letters of academic reference from faculty members. 
  • Scores obtained within the last five years on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE ‐ both verbal and quantitative sections of the general exam).
  • Official grade transcripts from all previous institutions.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22302 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22302 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

22,302 - 30,183 USD


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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Updated over a year ago

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Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of South Carolina


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