An understanding of the American criminal justice system.
An understanding of the laws and procedures that directly influence work with offenders and victims.
An understanding of the importance of evidence-informed policy and practice to advancing criminology.
An understanding of the role culture has in criminogenic issues.
Specialized Admissions Requirement
All prospective applicants must satisfy the requirements stipulated in the “Admissions and Registration” section of the University catalog. Prospective applicants must also submit an application that requires completion of three essays (“Please tell us more about your interest in the field of Criminology;” and “What competencies do you wish to gain from participation in this program?’ and “What do you believe you will contribute to the CSFS learning environment?”. Additionally students will be asked to submit a resume.
Applicants will be evaluated based upon their successful compliance with the criteria outlined above. Additionally, prior professional and educational experience will also be considered.
Curriculum and Degree Requirements
The Master’s of Science, Applied Criminology program is a two-year, 40-unit program.