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Earn a Respected and Affordable Criminology Master's Degree

The online Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice program at Kent State University helps prepare you for the diverse career paths associated with criminology, or the theoretical exploration of crime, as well as the practical application and execution of criminal justice policies, policing and corrections practices, victim advocacy initiatives, and contemporary global security measures.

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As the demand for criminology and criminal justice professionals continues to grow,1 the online MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice degree is versatile, with multiple career paths to choose from, and it can increase your earning potential and set you apart in the field.

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Flexible and Customizable

Designed for busy working professionals and students seeking graduate education, students are challenged to expand their scope of knowledge with options to specialize in Global Security, Policing and Victimology.

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Why Kent State

No GRE required for admission

Learn from dedicated, full-time faculty who are invested in student success

Graduate in as few as two years

One of the most affordable online master's programs in criminology and criminal justice in the state of Ohio

100 percent of our alumni rated the program as high or very high2

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2. Based on a limited sample of self-reported data from Kent State alumni from graduating cohorts between 2016-2020.