Program Overview

Develop a valuable skillset in understanding, predicting and preventing criminal behavior with a  Master of Science in Criminology from Regis University—one of only seven universities in the country to offer this master's level program online. Our master's degree in criminology is an advanced analysis of criminal behavior, which prepares students for a wide range of growing career opportunities in the criminal justice system, and in social services and related fields.

 Explore the factors that cause criminal behavior and the most effective practices for reforming it in an immersive curriculum that examines:

  • Socioeconomic, environmental, political and cultural circumstances
  • Criminal psychology, sociology, behavior patterns and criminal profiles
  • Analysis of crime statistics
  • Leadership, ethics, policy and decision making

Our master's program uniquely allows you to choose between a leadership, human behavior or cybercrime/terrorism focus area, along with the ability to tailor courses to fit your particular interests in criminology.

  • Leadership – Study conflict resolution, governance and organization for leadership roles.
  • Human Behavior – Examine the circumstances and psychology that drive criminal behaviors.
  • Cybercrime / Terrorism – Learn to predict and prevent technology crimes, and acts of terrorism.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    Bachelor's degree from a U.S. regionally accredited institution; Demonstrate graduate-level writing and critical analysis.

    School Overview

    Regis University is a regionally accredited, 130-year-old Jesuit university in Denver, Colorado. Inspired by the vision of St. Ignatius Loyola, the University is dedicated to the pursuit of learning and truth in an effort to make positive change in our communities as well as ourselves.

    A leader in adult online higher education, Regis has been recognized by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning for innovation and service to adult learners.

    Regis offers accessible and affordable career-oriented degree programs that emphasizes a the development of essential critical-thinking and leadership skills to help students perform their jobs better and achieve their professional goals.


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