Master of Science in Criminology

Students interested in the Master of Science Degree in Criminology are individuals seeking advancement in leadership positions within their agencies. Students will strengthen their knowledge of criminology; enhance their abilities in analysis techniques, crime prediction, and crime prevention and policy development. The graduate degree in criminology provides a strong practical application across the entire curriculum. The Master of Science in Criminology also offers three distinct areas of focus to target a specific career track: Leadership, Human Behavior, and Cybercrime/Terrorism.


Admission is open to all individuals who have earned a baccalaureate degree in any field of study from a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to achieve graduate-level writing and engage in critical analysis.

The Admissions Office must receive the following documentation from each applicant before an admission decision can be rendered:

  • A completed application form.
  • Official transcript(s) reflecting a baccalaureate degree awarded from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • A completed admission essays.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • A current resume.
  • Faculty interview.

Once all documentation has been received, an Admission Committee reviews the application and makes an admission recommendation.

Master of Science in Criminology Program Charges for the 2023– 2024 Academic Year

Charge Amount
Tuition (per semester hour) $599
General Fee (per semester hour) $70
Wellness Offset Fee (per course, excludes online courses) $45
Course Material Fee (per Semester hour)1 $35
Technology Fee (per semester hour) $20
Graduation Application Fee $50

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The tuition, fees and other charges previously described are good-faith projections for the academic year. They are, however, subject to change from one academic term to the next as deemed necessary by the University in order to meet its financial commitments and to fulfill its role and mission.

Cross Registration

Master of Science in Criminology students are able to cross register into other graduate program courses if they meet the requirements of that program. If the student plans to request that the course be treated as transfer credit, the student must obtain approval from the academic advisor prior to registration.

Students enrolled in other Regis University graduate programs and in Good Standing may register for MS in Criminology courses. Permission to enroll in MS in Criminology courses does not guarantee that the courses can be transferred to the student’s primary degree program.