M.Sc. On Campus

Justice, Law and Criminology

American University Washington DC

24 months
32616 USD/year
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Justice, Law and Criminology from American University Washington DC encourages you to examine the theories behind foundational institutions of justice and the rule of law. You will focus on the practical, academic, and strategic areas of law, criminology, criminal justice, and security.


Justice, Law and Criminology from American University Washington DC blends the work of scholars from many disciplines, including the social sciences, law, and the humanities, which allows our students to gain a holistic understanding of issues and institutions. You will join a cohort of exceptional students from various academic backgrounds and build relationships with other passionate individuals to facilitate a collaborative and interdisciplinary educational experience.


Students that examine criminology and criminal justice are prepared for work in the justice system as well as further study of crime and punishment in doctoral programs or law schools. Career fields include criminology and law enforcement for positions within investigative and security services, and federal, state, and local government.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Concept of Justice
  • The Constitution and Criminal Procedure
  • Criminological Theory
  • Justice and Public Policy: Controversial Issues
  • Victimology
  • Domestic Violence
  • Race and Justice in America
  • Advanced Seminar in Policing
  • Drugs, Crime, and Public Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • The School of Public Affairs operates on a rolling admissions basis for our graduate programs. 
  • Deadlines are the ones for priority admission.


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application & Fee
  • Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume/CV
  • GRE Test Scores
  • Writing Samples
  • English Proficiency
  • Original Transcripts or Academic Records

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32616 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32616 USD per year during 24 months.

Tuition for National students: $1,637 per credit hour

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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