Online Master of Science in Criminology

Learn from Past Criminal Behavior. Prevent Future Crime.

Criminology studies all aspects of criminal behavior on individual and social levels to analyze crime and how populations can respond. Few problems are as important as reducing crime, yet we still face an ongoing struggle to find a solution to the high crime rates.

A Master of Science in Criminology is designed for those who are passionate about reducing criminal behavior and want to grow their careers and help change how crime is perceived within both the public and private sectors.

Examine the Criminal Mind
Explore the factors that cause criminal behavior and the most effective practices for reforming it with our online or on campus Master’s in Criminology. Our in-depth curriculum examines:

  • Socioeconomic, environmental, political, and cultural circumstances
  • Criminal psychology, sociology, behavior patterns, and criminal profiles
  • Analysis of crime statistics
  • Leadership, ethics, policy, and decision making

Through the Master’s in Criminology, students will analyze important questions about criminal behavior:

  • Is criminal behavior learned or inherent?
  • How can cognitive and behavioral psychology prevent future crimes from taking place?
  • What is the cause of the high crime rate among teenagers and what are the potential solutions?
  • How can educational institutions prevent school violence?
  • Is there a way to decrease the high number of gang violence statistics?

Zero-In on Your Area of Interest

The best possible solution to crime is prevention. With an online Master’s Degree in Criminology from Regis University, you can develop a highly specialized skill set in understanding, predicting, and preventing crime in a completely customizable curriculum. Our Master’s program is unique in that it can tailor courses to fit your particular interests in criminology. Choose a subject you are passionate about and work with your professor to create personalized coursework on topics such as human trafficking, public safety or victim advocacy within the context of each course.

In addition to your chosen subject of interest, the Master of Science in Criminology at Regis offers three distinct areas of focus to target a specific career track:

Learn What Our M.S. in Criminology Students Think About the Program!

Discover what our students think of Regis University’s M.S. in Criminology program. See how our program is tailored to your specific interests, setting you up for career success and preparing you to apply your knowledge immediately within the workplace.

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  • Police Administrators
  • Federal Agents
  • Intelligence analysts
  • Forensic Psychologists
  • Gaming Investigators
  • Loss Prevention Specialists
  • Strategic Security Specialists
  • Victim Services Specialists
  • Police Officers
  • State Troopers
  • Paralegals
  • Legal Assistants
  • Probation Officers
  • Detectives
  • Private Security Officers

Why Choose Regis University's Online Master of Science in Criminology?

  • Learn how to understand, predict and prevent crime in a multi-tracked program that focuses on leadership, human behavior, or cybercrime/terrorism.
  • Coursework throughout the curriculum is customized to a specific area of criminology that interests you most.
  • Enrich your studies with our respected, practitioner-based faculty.
  • Earn a career-building degree with the flexibility of choosing courses on campus, online, or a combination of both.
  • Benefit from the strong network of support you’ll have as a student with our knowledgeable faculty advisors, and our career service resources.
  • Join a geographically diverse student body with a variety of viewpoints and backgrounds to enhance your world perspective.
  • Be part of an award-winning, nationally recognized college with the reputation as an industry leader in adult higher education.
  • Gain life-long access to career counseling resources from Regis University.

Learn more about earning a criminology degree at Regis University. Call us at 877.820.0581 to speak with an admissions counselor. Or, request information or visit our resource center to gain more insight on the criminology and criminal justice industry.


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