The Department of Criminology, Law and Society offers two primarily online master’s programs, designed for professionals or recent graduates who wish to further their education and gain skills that will help them obtain careers in related fields:
Master of Advanced Study in Criminology, Law and Society
The Master of Advanced Study (M.A.S.) in Criminology, Law and Society prepares professionals for leadership positions in criminal justice and the legal professions. The curriculum emphasizes theoretical and practical applications central to crime and its control, social policy and the law. Students graduating from our program are positioned for both career advancement and further academic endeavors. Our graduates have careers in a variety of areas, including the FBI, Homeland Security, the District Attorney’s office, police departments, crime units, probation agencies, parole agencies, clerks of courts, appellate law, criminal defense law, psychology, education and social work. CLICK HERE to learn more about and apply to the program.
Master of Legal and Forensic Psychology
The Master of Legal and Forensic Psychology (MLFP) program, offered in collaboration with the Department of Psychological Science, focuses on the intersection of psychology and legal issues, with an emphasis on the use of psychological principles, theories and research to better understand legal processes and systems. Students will be immersed in an interdisciplinary field devoted to advancing scholarship, testing theories, and engaging in public service relevant to individual-level participation and experiences in legal contexts. Degree recipients will enjoy a wide range of career opportunities in academic settings, research and policy institutes, government agencies, and a variety of public and private sector organizations and agencies. CLICK HERE to learn more about and apply to the program.