Established in 1877, Regis University is one of 28 Jesuit universities and colleges nationwide. With a vision of value-centered education and commitment to community service, Regis encourages students to become leaders that make a positive impact in a changing society.
The College of Professional Studies is designed specifically for the adult learner. Our students are working professionals, parents, and spouses seeking their bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited University that respects the balance between work, school, and family.
Regis University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (30 North LaSalle, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504; 800-621-7440).
Our online MS in Criminology offers an advanced analysis of crime through studies of criminal behavior and the many factors—environmental, political, social, psychological, and cultural—that can cause it. It is designed for individuals who want to contribute to criminal justice by predicting, preventing, and solving crimes of all kinds, such as terrorism, human trafficking, and white-collar fraud.
With its focus on criminal behavior, the master’s in Criminology differs from a criminal justice degree that emphasizes procedures related to the apprehension of criminals. It expands upon students’ existing criminal justice knowledge by providing valuable insights into patterns and behaviors.
A master’s degree in criminology can be beneficial to front-line law enforcement officers and criminal justice professionals planning to move into management roles or government agencies such as the FBI and the DEA. With its wide-ranging applications, the program can be beneficial to individuals in a number of other fields as well, such as public policy, private and industrial security, social services, and victimology. Students are encouraged to use their specific area of criminological interest as an area of research and study during the program.
Facts & Figures
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Private, not-for-profit, Higher Education
Master's College or University I
Pentium 4 Processor or Equivalent, 512MB RAM or better, (for PCs), G4 or better (for Mac)
Video/ Graphics card
None – we have numerous International students.
There are no on-campus requirements
Federal Pell Grant Program
Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan Program
Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan Program
Federal Plus Program
Varies by program.