Criminology, MA, Online

  • Lori Wiester in the Oak Grove

    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.

    Add a Master's Degree to Your Resume While Working

    Because many applicants are currently working in the field, we offer an online master's degree program. You can earn a master's degree in one year full-time, or two years part-time, while you work.

    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.

    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 related fields. You'll also be well positioned for leadership roles.

    Our MA programs provide a solid foundation for students planning to pursue doctoral studies.

    Highlights of the MA in Criminology (Online):

    • Create new job opportunities for yourself while you continue working in your existing career in criminology.
    • Change your career path to learn about the criminal justice system and explore new employment options.
    • Take your courses online with students from various parts of the United States and in different fields to build and maintain a supportive professional and academic network.
    • Finish your degree in only one year, going full-time, while taking full advantage of all of the same academic benefits of the on-campus degree program, including campus resources and full-time faculty instruction.