Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Studies / Applied Criminology
California University of Pennsylvania

Program Details

The online Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Studies with a concentration in Applied Criminology program helps students learn about criminal investigative analysis, geographical profiling, and equivocal death analysis from different angles, including legal, psychological, and criminological perspectives.  The curriculum teaches advanced criminological theories and examines the behavioral manifestations of violent offenders while building strong foundations of theoretical knowledge in criminology, developing research skills, and applying this framework to real-world situations.  Graduates can create policies and practices that prevent and/or predict the occurrences of serious offenses, identify the offenders of major crimes, and develop relevant admissible evidence before courts or tribunals.


  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher (conditional status may be granted)
  • Official transcripts

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education