Earning a Master's in Criminology at Regis

Regis University’s Master of Science in Criminology degree offers an in-depth exploration of criminal behavior and the inner mechanisms of the criminal mind.
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M.S. Degree in Criminology

Criminology Degree Overview

The M.S. in Criminology degree focuses on the nature of crime, the behavior of criminals and related research providing a strong practical application across the entire curriculum. Students will strengthen their knowledge of criminology; enhance their abilities in analysis techniques, crime prediction, crime prevention and policy development. Many Regis University Criminology faculty are active or recently retired practitioners who ensure that course material is contemporary, realistic and interesting, while fostering an open exchange of real-world knowledge with their students. Both on-campus and online masters in criminology courses are offered.

Read below for more information, or visit the Master's in Criminology Degree page at criminology.regis.edu.

The Master’s in Criminology degree is designed for adult students like you who are seeking positions in advanced leadership or ethical management. Our M.S. in Criminology program provides the knowledge and skills to succeed in organizations that influence, administer and help to resolve social issues in the community.

After receiving your degree in criminology from Regis University's College for Professional Studies, you'll be prepared with an advanced education based on the Jesuit tradition. You'll be empowered to understand, question and confront criminal behavior in order to make ethical and effective contributions to your public and professional organizations.

Total M.S. in Criminology Degree Requirements: 36 credit hours

The degree is designed to be completed in 24 months, taking one course each eight-week academic period.

Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, please visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (33 credit hours)
MSCR 604 Contemporary Issues in Criminology
MSCR 605 Criminal Psychopathology
MSCR 620 Leadership Principles in Criminology
MSCR 625 Ethical Conduct and Positions of Power
MSCR 640 Transnational Crime
MSCR 650 Contemporary Crime Policy: Current and Future Needs
MSCR 652 Strategic Planning, Implementation and Evaluation
MSCR 654 Crime Prediction and Prevention
MSCR 660 Cyber Criminology
MSCR 680 Rapid Decision-Making 
MSCR 694 Research Analysis and Application 
Capstone Requirements (3 credit hours)
MSCR 696 Capstone Project 

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.

How to Apply

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Applicants seeking a Master's in Criminology degree from the College for Professional Studies must possess a baccalaureate degree in any field of study from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

Applicants must demonstrate an ability to achieve graduate-level writing and critical analysis before admission to the Master of Science in Criminology degree program.

  • Application: Completed graduate application form
  • Application fee: $50.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • Submit official degree-bearing transcript within 30 days of the date of application. Official transcript must reflect a baccalaureate degree awarded from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. If official transcript is not received within 30 days you will be unable to register for future courses until the transcript is received. A complete file can be reviewed by faculty with a copy of the unofficial degree-bearing transcript from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. Official transcript must be sent directly from your previously attended school to the Office of Admissions. Download the transcript request form.
  • Two letters of recommendation from colleagues or supervisors who know your work in a professional setting and are able to give specific information about your abilities and potential
  • Current resume
  • Required admission essays
  • Faculty interview
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
  • Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

Applications due two weeks prior to start date.

Application Deadlines*

Term Class Start Application Deadline
Summer 8W1 2015 May 4, 2015 April 20, 2015
Summer 8W2 2015 June 29, 2015 June 15, 2014
Fall 8W1 2015 August 24, 2015 August 10, 2015
Fall 8W2 2015 October 19, 2015 October 5, 2015
Spring 8W1 2016 January 11, 2016 December 28, 2015
Spring 8W2 2016 March 7, 2016 February 22, 2016
Summer 8W1 2016 May 2, 2016 April 18, 2016

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.


2015-2016 Academic Year TuitionEffective Fall 2015

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $19,850 36 $550 $50
Online $19,850
36 $550 $50

Additional fees may apply. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information. Click here for information regarding student parking fees.

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