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Studying online

Indiana University of Pennsylvania offers a program of study leading to a Master of Arts in Criminology that is offered entirely online.

The program began in fall 2009 and has continued to adapt to the various needs of students. We were recently ranked in the Top 10 Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs by U.S. News & World Report.

Why is This Program a Great Idea for Me?

  • You can earn a master’s degree while you work.
  • Create new job opportunities for yourself in various fields.
  • You can finish your degree in only two years.
  • Take your courses from the comfort of your home.

About the Program

All classes are completed online with no requirement to be in the class at a specific time. Beginning fall 2015, classes for the fall and spring semesters will be structured in seven-week sessions. Summer classes are part of the program, so a full-time student can complete their degree in one year. Thirty semester hours (10 classes) are required for graduation from the MA in Criminology online program

Frequently Asked Questions

About Online Learning

How to Apply

IUP’s School of Graduate Studies and Research is accepting applications for the fall and spring semesters. We are currently accepting applications and will continue to do so until the cohort is full. You can apply through the Indiana University of Pennsylvania School of Graduate Studies and Research.

Career Enhancement

Graduates of IUP’s MA program work in a variety of areas, including federal, state, and local levels of law enforcement and corrections. Other graduates work for federal and county probation and parole offices, while others work in the area of juvenile justice.

Meet the Faculty

Information for Admitted Students

Questions may be directed to the program coordinator, Dr. Jennifer Gossett. E-mail crim-online@iup.edu or call 724-357-2720.

  • Criminology and Criminal Justice Department
  • Wilson Hall, Room 200
    411 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2720
  • Fax: 724-357-4018
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.