Criminology and Criminal Justice (M.A.)
The School of Criminology and Security Studies offers an online master of arts (M.A.) in criminology and criminal justice for academic criminologists and criminal justice professionals who are seeking to advance their careers or start new ones. The program allows working criminal justice professionals to obtain the academic credentials they need to move forward in the field of criminology and criminal justice.
- The master of arts (M.A.) in criminology and criminal justice is a 33-credit-hour program.
- The program is available to students who intend to continue their graduate studies toward the doctorate in criminology, criminal justice, or other fields.
- The emphasis of this program is research.
- A thesis is required and is viewed as preparatory work for the rigors of a doctoral dissertation.
- All courses are offered on-line. On-campus visits are not required.
- This online program is open to eligible students in the U.S. (including the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories). The program also is open to students in Canada (all provinces). The program is closed to students residing in countries other than the U.S. and Canada except for U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.
- Due to the popularity of this program, applicants may be wait-listed pending an opening.
Note: The School of Criminology and Security Studies also offers an online master of science (M.S.) in criminology and criminal justice for students intend to make their master's their terminal degree or for persons who plan to attend law school.
Financial Aid & Assistance
Graduate students may be eligible for federal student loans if they are admitted into graduate degrees (or first-time teacher certification programs) and meet other eligibility requirements. Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Private alternative loans can help students pay college expenses that may not be covered by federal loan programs or other financial aid. For more information, visit financial aid.
In addition, students may be eligible for payment plans and veterans benefits.
*Application fees are currently waived for the Virtual Instruction Graduate Certificate*
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