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Applied Criminology: Frequently Asked Questions


How long is the program?

The master's program in Applied Criminology is a 2-year, 40-unit program designed to enhance the skill-set and employability of those interested in pursuing—or already working within—careers in law enforcement, probation, criminal justice, or victim services, among others.

Where will the program be offered?

The program is offered on Alliant's San Francisco and Fresno campuses.

Regardless of the campus you attend, all courses are taught by professors with career experience in law and law enforcement. CSFS faculty members include criminologists, forensic psychologists, and legal professionals who are engaged in professional practice.

What is the course schedule?

This program is offered in an "executive-style" model with a hybrid format of on-ground and online course sessions. On-ground sessions are held on campus 1-2 weekends per month and supplementary sessions are conducted online.

When do the next classes start?

We are accepting applications now for cohorts starting in January 2015 and September 2015. 

What is the cost?

Tuition is $885 per unit. With the exception of grants, all other financial aid options are typically available.

What are the admission requirements?

Interested students must meet the following admissions requirements:

  1. Possess a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution
  2. Have a minimum 3.0 GPA from their undergraduate coursework
  3. Submit a complete application, which includes:
    • All transcripts from previous higher education institutions attended
    • Essay
    • Current resume
    • 1 recommendation

Once an admissions packet is received, it will be reviewed by program faculty and staff. Eligible applicants will be selected for interviews and then a final admission decision will be made.


Have additional questions? Contact CSFS today. Our admissions counselors are here to help you.