Master of Arts: Social Science – Applied Criminology - Credits: 36 (program code: 0946)
The applied criminology program is on the forefront of understanding crime and applying this knowledge to create policies and practices to create positive social change. In the program, students begin by building a strong foundation of theoretical and research knowledge and skills. Thus equipped, students examine ethical and legal aspects of criminology, criminal investigative analysis and geographical crime analysis. We combine our expertise in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to the subject matter from sociological, criminological, psychological, justice studies and legal perspectives.
- Create a strong foundation of theoretical knowledge and research skills.
- Evaluate ethical and legal aspects of criminology, criminal investigative analysis and geographical crime analysis.
- Analyze crime and apply this knowledge to form policies and practices that create positive social change.
Global Online (100 percent online delivery)
3.0 GPA in a baccalaureate* verified with official transcripts from an accredited institution
Completed Graduate Application for Admission plus $25 nonrefundable application fee
*Applicants with a GPA of 2.50 – 2.99 may request conditional acceptance.
|CRM 700 Advanced Criminological Theories||3|
|RES 800 Research Methods||3|
|GRA 810 Special Topics in Graduate Studies||3|
|CRM 820 Ethical and Legal Aspects of Criminology||3|
|CRM 710 Advanced Behavioral Crime Analysis Theory||3|
|RES 810 Qualitative Research Methods in Social Science||3|
|CRM 840 Equivocal Death Analysis||3|
CRM 830 Criminal Investigative Analysis
|CRM 850 Geographical Crime Analysis||3|
|CRM 860 Applied Research Methods in Criminology||3|
|RES 849 Thesis OR|
|GRA 800 Graduate Internship OR |
|GRA 820 Graduate Studies Abroad|
Students in the applied criminology program receive academic and professional advisement from the program coordinator and program faculty. Each student is assigned to an academic adviser from the time he/she is accepted into the program of study. Advisers work with students to discuss, monitor and provide advisement as it relates to their program of study.
School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419
Elizabeth Larsen, Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh), M.A. (George Mason University), B.A. (University of Virginia), Associate Professor
Web Page: http://www.calu.edu/academics/faculty/Elizabeth-Larsen.aspx
For faculty bios, visit: http://www.calu.edu/academics/faculty/index.htm.
Aref M. Al-Khattar, Ph.D. M.A. (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), B.A. (University of Jordan), Professor
John R. Cencich, J.S.D. (University of Notre Dame), LL.L.M. (Kent Law School, University of Kent at Canterbury), Graduate Forensic Science and Law Certificate (Duquesne University), M.S. (Virginia Commonwealth University), B.S. (St. Paul’s College), Professor
Raymond Hsieh, Ph.D. (State University of New York at Buffalo), M.S. (Rochester Institute of Technology) B.A. (Central Police University-Taiwan), Associate Professor
Emily M. Sweitzer, Ed.D. (West Virginia University), M.S., B.A. (California University of Pennsylvania), Certified Forensic Science and Law (Duquesne University), Nationally Certified School Psychologist, Certified K-12 Administrator, West Virginia, Associate Professor