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Programs of Study

The Department of Criminology offers four programs of study at IUP for men and women seeking careers in Criminology.

A Bachelor of Arts with a major in Criminology is offered under the College of Health and Human Services. This program is offered at the main campus in Indiana, Pennsylvania. A Bachelor of Arts in Criminology/Pre-Law provides an excellent foundation for students preparing for a career in law.

Students may also minor in Criminology or Information Assurance through a collaborative program with the IUP Computer Science Department.

Programs of study leading to a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy are also offered at IUP’s main campus. The programs are designed to prepare graduate students for careers in academia as well as upper-level administrative positions in various fields of justice. The programs allow the student to choose from a wide selection of courses within the Department of Criminology as well as elective courses in related departments.

The Master of Arts program is available at the main campus and online. The M.A. program on the main campus offers full- or part-time study. The doctoral program is offered on the main campus; full- or part-time study is permitted.

For more information on the M.A. in Criminology or the Ph.D. in Criminology, please send an e-mail to crimgrad-info@iup.edu.

Criminology Department Programs of Study

B.A. in Criminology
Nearly every level of government offers opportunities for professional careers in criminology. Employment opportunities normally exist in more than fifty federal agencies.
B.A. in Criminology Pre-Law
The program in Criminology educates students for employment and leadership in the expanding field of criminology and criminal justice, educates presently employed criminal justice personal who recognize a need for furthering their education, and provides an excellent foundation for students preparing for a career in law.
M.A. in Criminology
For over twenty years, IUP’s Criminology program has prepared students for administrative and research careers in the criminal justice system and related fields. 
M.A. in Criminology: Online
Take your courses online with a cohort of 25 students, where you will build and maintain a supportive professional and academic network by moving through your sequence of online classes with your classmates as a group.
Ph.D. in Criminology
Our central purpose is to prepare students for academic careers through a balanced and integrated approach to the study of research, theory, justice systems, and educational issues.
Minor in Criminology
Required courses for the minor
Minor in Information Assurance
Students may minor in Information Assurance through a collaborative program with the IUP Computer Science Department.
 

Interdisciplinary Programs

This program is offered in cooperation with the Department of Computer Science.

Minor in Information Assurance
List of courses totaling 18 credits required for an Information Assurance minor at IUP
 
  • Criminology Department
  • Wilson Hall, Room 200
    411 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2720
  • Fax: 724-357-4018
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  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.