12 months
683 USD/credit 34833 USD/year
683 USD/credit 34833 USD/year
456 USD/credit 23256 USD/year
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The Criminology and Criminal Justice degree program from Portland State University provides students with a unique opportunity to study crime and the criminal justice system in a vibrant urban setting. 

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Working closely with CCJ’s core faculty, students develop a tailored program to meet their individual academic needs and career goals. The Criminology and Criminal Justice degree program from Portland State University is optimized for students to complete in six academic quarters (two years), but the program is flexible enough to allow for a longer timeline if needed. Through coursework, collaboration with faculty, peer interactions, and community-based learning experiences, students graduating from the program are prepared to assist criminal justice agencies, problem-solve, and give informed solutions to crime and justice issues.

Our mission envisions students and faculty as mutual partners working to discover, share, and problem-solve criminological and criminal justice issues inside and outside the classroom. CCJ Masters alumni continue this partnership with faculty as they successfully find jobs in agencies, research departments, and academia. Unlike Masters programs at many other universities, the CCJ graduate program is designed to provide students with opportunities to engage in the development of new knowledge and partner with faculty and community organizations in dealing with real-world projects and issues.


Over the past ten years, our graduates have been successful in finding careers in the following fields: Academia/Ph.D., City government, Corrections, Local & Federal law enforcement, Probation officer, Research/Crime analyst, Counselor, Non-profit management

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories of Crime and Justice
  • Analysis of Crime and Justice Data
  • Criminal Justice Theory
  • Criminal Justice Research
  • Criminal Justice Policy
  • Advanced Topics in Research Methods
  • Crime, Grime and Fear
  • Community-based Treatment of Offenders

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


51 SCH



On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be considered for regular admission, applicants must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or the equivalent (on the U.S. 4.0 scale) from the degree granting institution(s). Applicants who have earned 9 or more letter-graded graduate credits must have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent; this graduate GPA supersedes the undergraduate GPA. 
  • Copies of official degree certificate/diploma
  • Certified translation of transcripts
  • Financial documentation demonstrating adequate financial support for at least the first year of study

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34833 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 683 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    34833 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 683 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    23256 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 456 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 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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Criminology and Criminal Justice
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