Concentrations in Applied Criminology

Concentrations in Applied Criminology

Our master’s degree program in Applied Criminology is designed to enhance the skill set and employability of those interested in entering --or currently working in--the field of criminology. In the program, students choose one of four distinct concentration. Each concentration is taught by faculty with field expertise in that area. Students can choose their concentration based on their interests or what is most relevant to their career. All of the concentrations supplement a strong educational base in law, research, theory, and applied criminology.

Criminal Behavior Concentration

The Criminal Behavior Concentration is designed for students interested in understanding offenders from a motivational, psychological, and social perspective. It will  enhance the knowledge base for students interested in law enforcement, correctional, investigative, or consulting careers.

Courses in this concentration include: Violence and the Juvenile Offender, Advanced Criminal Behavior: Mass and Serial Criminals, and Investigative Psychology and Criminal Profiling. Click here to see all concentration specific courses.

Cyber Crime & Technology Concentration

The concentration in Cyber Crime and Technology is designed for students interested in exploring how technology affects both the commission of crime and our efforts to combat it. It is designed to enhance the knowledge base for students interested in law enforcement, intelligence or analysis, risk management, and investigative or consulting careers.

Courses in this concentration include: Technology and Crime, Forensic Investigation and Cybercrime, and Cybercrime and Cyberpsychology. Click here to see all concentration specific courses.

Global Crime & Homeland Security Concentration

The concentration in Global Crime and Homeland Security is designed for students interested in understanding crime from a global perspective, as well as how we defend against the proliferation of transnational crime and terrorism. It is designed to enhance the knowledge base for students interested in law enforcement, intelligence or analysis, investigative or consulting careers, international policy, or careers working with victims of this special type of criminal activity.

Courses in this concentration include: Legal Issues in Terrorism and Transnational Crime, Targeted Violence and Threat Assessment, and Interviewing and Interrogation. Click here to see all concentration specific courses.

Victimology Concentration

The Victimology Concentration is designed for students interested in understanding crime and its impact on victims, this concentration aims to enhance the knowledge base for students interested in careers in law enforcement, advocacy, policy and prevention, or consulting.

Courses in this concentration include: Violence and Victimization: Assessment of Risk and Prevention Strategies,  Victims and the Justice System, and Coursework into Practice: Victimology Lab. Click here to see all concentration specific courses.