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.