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Master of Science in Criminology / Human Behavior

Program Details

The Human Behavior Focus offered as part of our online or on campus Master of Science in Criminology degree gives students greater understanding of aberrant criminal behaviors. Focused coursework enhances marketability to potential employers and provides a robust foundation for students seeking a Ph.D. in a criminology-related discipline.

Pursuing a human behavior focus area in criminology provides a great opportunity to fortify your expertise in a particular area and strengthen your marketability to future employers. Students in this targeted discipline will examine personality development, analyzing criminal behavior psychology, behavioral theory, and cognitive and behavioral psychology. Courses also take a comprehensive look at abnormal psychology and teach how neurophysiology, mental disorders and genetics play an important role in criminology.

Graduates may go on to pursue careers or further education as criminal behavioral psychologists, forensic psychologists, sociologists, socio economic analysts and more.


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

Accreditation & Licensing

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