The Applied Criminology program at California University of Pennsylvania empowers students to apply their knowledge to create policies and practices that prevent and/or predict the occurrences of serious offenses, and for those major crimes that have been committed, to identify the offenders and develop relevant admissible evidence before any number of courts or tribunals.
Faculty members in the applied criminology graduate program combine their multi- and inter-disciplinary expertise to develop subject matter from criminological, criminal investigative, forensic, socio-psychological, legal and research-driven perspectives.
Program Highlights: Applied Criminology
Solid Foundation: Students who select the applied criminology concentration in the criminal justice master’s degree program must complete 30 credits. It takes just over one year of full-time study, entirely online, to finish the program. Required courses include Advanced Behavioral Analysis of Violent Crime, Equivocal Death Analysis, Criminal Investigative Analysis, and Geographic Crime Analysis, among others.
Capstone Experience: In the program's capstone experience, students choose one of these options (when available):
- Complete an internship.
- Write a thesis (suggested for those who intend to pursue a doctoral degree).
- Study abroad at locations such as Scotland Yard, Parliament or the Royal Court of Justice.
- Complete courses offered through the Pennsylvania Center for Investigative and Forensic Sciences and receive a certificate for each course.
- Receive credit for approved prior learning (available to those who attended the FBI National Academy or the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, graduated from other approved training, or hold certain professional certifications).
- Advanced Criminological Theories
- Advanced Behavioral Crime Analysis Theory
- Research Methods In Criminology
- Criminal Investigative Analysis
- Equivocal Death Analysis
- Ethical And Legal Aspects Of Criminology
- 12 months
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- Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.00 or higher (Students with a GPA below 3.00 may apply for conditional admission)
- Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
- International Global Online Applicants: a satisfactory viva voce interview with a member of the graduate faculty of the Department of Criminal Justice may be considered in lieu of the minimum score.
International23220 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 12 months.
National23220 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 12 months.
In-State15480 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 516 USD per credit during 12 months.
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