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Ranked No. 12 in the Country

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice is a top-tier graduate program at ASU, rated number 12 in 2008, 2010 and 2011, by U.S. News and Reports.  Our graduate programs advance your expertise, leadership skills and career development through internship opportunities and research-based course work designed and taught by our world-class faculty.

NEW! Master of Arts in Emergency Management and Homeland Security


This MA degree blends concepts of public policy and management, criminal justice, science and technology to enhance and foster critical thinking. This degree transcends boundaries of traditional programs and emphasizes a systems approach. More specifically, an all hazards/all-threats orientation provides the student with a generalist perspective which is critically important for today’s and tomorrow’s disaster managers.


Online Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ)

An eighteen month (full-time) online professional program that provides agency professionals with course work in criminology and the operation of the criminal justice system. GRE not required for admission. Rated the #1 Online Criminal Justice Degree by


Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice (MSCCJ)

A two-year (full-time) program that provides students with the advanced research skills needed to excel as criminal justice researchers and/or provide continued study in doctoral programs in criminology and/or criminal justice.


Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Ph.D.)

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice offers a doctoral program, designed to produce highly skilled criminology and criminal justice faculty and agency researchers and administrators. This program emphasizes criminal justice theory, research, and policy.


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