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About the Program

The M.A. Online Program is a part-time program and all courses are offered fully online. Thirty semester hours are required for graduation from the M.A. in Criminology online program. Students are required to complete two courses each semester over four semesters, and two five-week courses in the summer sessions between years one and two.

Required Courses

  • Criminological Theory
  • Proseminar
  • Research Methods
  • Legal Issues in Criminology
  • Organizational Dynamics within the Criminal Justice System
  • Quantitative Strategies for Analysis in Criminology
  • Ethical and Philosophical Issues in Criminology
  • Electives (Two are offered)
  • Synthesis Project

Sample Elective Courses

  • Seminar in Contemporary Corrections
  • Seminar in Contemporary Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
  • Seminar in the Contemporary Judicial System
  • Cybercrime
  • Criminal Violence and Victimization
  • Seminar in Contemporary Policing
  • Crime and Delinquency Prevention Strategies
  • Criminology 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.