RESEARCH CONNECTIONS - Lori Wiester, Master's Class of 2015, is working on her master's thesis looking at possible sentencing disparities based on race/ethnicity, age, and gender for misdemeanor crimes within Pennsylvania. She presented on this topic at the 2015 Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. “I feel that the research, presentation opportunities, and connections that I have gained at IUP will be invaluable,” she said.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s online Master of Arts in Criminology program makes it convenient for those already working in the field to earn their degree and advance their careers. Students that enroll full-time can complete their degree in just one year, while those that enroll part-time can do so in two years. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked IUP in the Top 10 Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs.
This program began in fall 2009 and, since then, has continued to adapt to the various needs of students. With a master’s degree in Criminology from IUP—earned either on campus or online—you will be well prepared for a wide range of administrative and research careers in the criminal justice system and in related fields. You’ll also be well positioned for leadership roles and to pursue doctoral studies.
The online MA in Criminology program requires students to complete 30 semester hours. Our online students hail from various parts of the United States and work in many different fields, which helps build and maintain a supportive professional and academic network. Classes include Criminology Theory, Organizational Dynamics Within the Criminal Justice System, and Cybercrime.
Online IUP students have access to all of the same campus resources as on-campus students and learn from the same expert faculty.
Earning your master’s degree in Criminology at IUP not only improves the chance of a salary increase, but many positions at both the state and federal level require more than just a bachelor’s degree. IUP graduates have gone on to work at the FBI, Pennsylvania State Police, victim services agencies, CIA, and more. By earning this degree, students can create new job opportunities for themselves while they continue to work in their existing position.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s online Master’s in Criminology program allows working professionals the chance to advance their careers while still maintaining their current position. Interested in learning more? Request information today!
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