Master of Arts in Criminology
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Program Details

The online Master of Arts in Criminology program is designed for individuals seeking careers in the criminal justice system and in related fields or for those who plan to pursue doctoral degrees.  The curriculum offers a broad liberal arts education, encouraging students to think critically about crime and justice issues, while also preparing them for leadership roles and administrative and research careers in the field.  Core courses include:

  • Criminological Theory
  • Legal Issues in Criminology
  • Organizational Dynamics within the Criminal Justice System
  • Quantitative Strategies for Analysis in Criminology
  • Ethical and Philosophical Issues in Criminology


  • Official transcripts from every college or university attended, including institutions from which a degree was not earned
  • Goal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Résumé

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Geographic Restrictions

Because of complex review processes and fees in some states, IUP is unable to accept applications for admission into distance education programs and courses from residents of Arkansas and Massachusetts.