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Program in Criminology and Criminal Justice College of Arts and Sciences Kent State University

  • Kent, OH
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 52%48%
    student ratio
  • 1,057
    total students
  • $8,424 | $14,580
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 54%
    acceptance rate
  • 2 Degrees
    degrees/awards offered

Overview

Introduction to the School

Students can earn a degree anytime, anywhere with Kent State University's online graduate degrees and certificate programs offered by the Office of Continuing and Distance Education.

Kent State University believes in creating every online program with a forward-thinking mindset that helps students solve the problems of tomorrow, not just those of today. The quality online graduate education degree programs offer an alternative to campus-based programs. They allow students more flexibility in both time and space. All KSU online graduate education degree programs are accredited by a national accrediting body and provide a high level of excellence in teaching and learning experiences.

Students can learn more about Kent State Online at the link.

Program Overview -- Master's Degree Program -- Criminology and Criminal Justice

The online Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice degree program at Kent State University is designed to challenge experienced and aspiring professionals who want to expand their scope of knowledge and move into career and leadership positions within their fields or organizations.

Demand for criminology and criminal justice professionals continues to grow. Whether students are in policing, corrections, victim advocacy, or global security, or wanting to move from their professions into one of these fields, the challenges they face are increasingly complex, requiring collaboration across multiple stakeholders.

This program prepares students as next-generation leaders in this complex, global, and interconnected fields. Students will choose focus areas from 4 growing fields -- policing, corrections, global security, or victimology. And students will complete core courses with peers from across these disciplines, with an integrated curriculum that prepares them to see and work across these disciplinary boundaries.

Program Details

Kent State's online Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice degree program is designed for busy working professionals and students seeking graduate education, with the following features:

- The program is 33 credits in length, consisting of 11 three-credit courses.

- Each course is 7 weeks in length, with 2 courses taken sequentially each semester. This allows students to focus on 1 course at a time while still completing their programs in 2 years.

- To keep class sizes small and maximize collaboration, multiple sections of each course are offered.

To participate in this online program, students will need computers and broadband Internet connections. Students' programs may have further requirements that include the ability to record video and audio. If students have questions regarding technology requirements for the program, please contact the student counselors at onlinedegrees@kent.edu or toll-free at 844.497.3239.

Once students are admitted to the program, their student counselors will craft their personalized degree plans, giving them clear course sequences and paths to graduation.

What Students Will Learn

The online Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice degree program delivers both the breadth and depth students will need as next-generation leaders. Students will complete core courses with professionals from diverse backgrounds with a multi-disciplinary curriculum that prepares them to collaborate across boundaries.

The program is designed to deliver both breadth and depth of knowledge and skills, with the following course requirements:

- 3 core "breadth" courses (9 credits)

- 1 required course from each of the 4 concentration areas (12 credits)

- 3 additional courses from students' chosen concentrations (9 credits)

- 1 required capstone project (3 credits)

Courses are delivered through the course management system, Blackboard Learn. Course content consists of text, narrated PowerPoint presentations, video and audio, live chats, discussion groups, or other learning enhancements.

Students can learn more about the online Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice degree program at the link.

Faculty

At Kent State University, the faculty members do more than teach. They share, provoke, collaborate and participate. They inspire learning, turning students into independent thinkers -- and, more importantly, into doers. The faculty members help students put excellence into action in everything they do.

Kent State University's Criminology and Criminal Justice faculty members in the Department of Sociology have diverse backgrounds in subjects that include police and police administration, juvenile justice, victimology and global security.

It is this breadth of experience that feeds the program's focus on multi-disciplinary leadership in the field of criminology and criminal justice. All faculty members hold full-time positions, and are highly trained. All faculty members have doctoral degrees and professional experience, ensuring the highest quality educational experience.

Why Kent State

When enrolled online, students have the opportunity to learn alongside a global network of peers and to be taught by industry-leading faculty members. The 1500-plus full and part time faculty members at Kent State have degrees from over 150 national and international institutions. They hail from 6 different continents and more than 70% have attained the highest degrees in their fields.

Students can learn more about Kent State here.


Location & Contact

Program in Criminology and Criminal Justice

College of Arts and Sciences
Kent State University

Kent, OH


Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Criminal Justice And Criminology Master's
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$8,424
    • Out-of-state tuition *$14,580
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableNot Reported


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