Online Master of Science in Criminology

Learn from Past Criminal Behavior. Prevent Future Crime.

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 skillset 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:

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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. Understanding the who, what, when, and why of criminal behavior is the important factor in preventing these behaviors. 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

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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 what you can do with an online master’s degree in criminology from Regis University. Request information online or call us at 877-820-0581 to speak to an admissions counselor.


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