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Master of Arts in Criminology

Program Details

The online MA in Criminology degree program from Western Kentucky University exposes students to the empirical study and evaluation of crime patterns in society using a social scientific perspective. The program's primary emphasis is the development of strong methodological and quantitative skills necessary to gather and analyze criminological data. Courses examine the major correlates of crime, delinquency, and deviance, including an analysis of the effects of gender, age, race/ethnicity, and social class in explaining variation in offending and victimization rates at various levels of analysis (e.g. individuals, within neighborhoods, among counties, and across countries). 


  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Baccalaureate degree cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


Western Kentucky University is currently not authorized to deliver online courses in Massachusetts.