Criminology and criminal justice are related professions, working in tandem to protect the public. Criminologists study the causes of crime and the effectiveness of prevention efforts, using research to solve social problems and formulate policy. Criminal justice professionals focus more on practice: implementing policy and managing crime prevention programs.
Prepare for a Top-Level Career in Policy or Practice
Kent State’s online master’s in criminology and criminal justice offers a unique blend of theoretical and applied learning that helps you create a top-level career in policy or practice.
The knowledge and perspective gained through our advanced degree program will help you thrive in your chosen field. The degree may also be required for employment or promotion at many organizations.
Take a big step toward your next career move with a Kent State master’s in criminal justice.
The work of those in the profession of criminal justice is becoming increasingly complex, demanding the ability to think critically, interact well with those you serve, and be capable of understanding complex and quickly changing situations.
Law enforcement veteran with a Ph.D. in psychology
A career in criminal justice is a good fit if you are:
- Committed to justice
- Interested in human behavior
- A skilled communicator3, 4
Our admissions process is focused on your work and goals, not on a test score. You only need to tell us about your education and your plans for the future. Then document your work with transcripts and references in our straightforward application process. The affordable $45 application fee is less than the cost of a dinner out. An Admissions Outreach Advisor will be happy to help you with your application.
Online MA graduates who have concentrated in Global Security have gone on to pursue roles that include:
- U.S. Border Patrol Agent
- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent
- Drug Enforcement Administration Agent
- U.S. Marshal
- Special Agent
- Security Analyst
Our MA graduates who have concentrated in Victimology have gone on to pursue roles that include:
- Criminal Profiler
- Law Enforcement Agent
- Crime Analyst
- Victim Advocate
- Criminal Investigator
Graduates of the online MA program who concentrated in Policing have been successful in the following careers:
- Police Officer
- Deputy Sheriff
- State Trooper
- Correctional Officer
- Highway Patrol
- Private Security
A phone call with one of our Admissions Outreach Advisors will make it even easier, call +1 330-672-8671