Indiana State University

College of Arts & Sciences

M.A./M.S. Criminology and Criminal Justice


200 North Seventh Street

Terre Haute, IN 47809

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.-Criminology and Criminal Justice; M.S.-Criminology and Criminal Justice

Format: Online

Program Description:

The mission of the graduate program of the Department of Criminology is to prepare scholars for future doctoral studies in criminology, criminal justice, public administration, law, and other related fields; and to prepare criminal justice system practitioners for leadership roles in law enforcement, probation and parole, corrections, and private security administration. The ISU Program: The Criminology & Criminal Justice Department at Indiana State University has as its major goal for all of its students the achievement of a sound liberal education and the accumulation of knowledge about criminal behavior, the criminal justice system, and the relationship of these phenomena to the larger society in which they exist. Students electing to major in criminology and criminal justice are prepared for careers in the criminal justice field as well as for entry into law school or a graduate program in criminology or a related discipline. The wide variety of courses offered enables each student to determine his or her program in terms of interests and aspirations. An integral part of the criminology and criminal justice program is the internship which allows students to gain a clearer understanding of criminal justice agencies. Indiana State University is ideally situated for providing a wide range of truly outstanding internship placements. Within the immediate vicinity of Terre Haute are situated a U.S. Penitentiary, a juvenile detention center, an adult probation office, a state parole office, a city police department, a sheriff's department, and a state police post. If a student is willing to drive up to 70 miles, it is possible for him or her to serve an internship at the local, county, state, or federal levels of both law enforcement and correctional agencies. The Department maintains close and friendly relations with all of these facilities, which greatly enhances the learning opportunities. Facilities: Faculty offices are all located on the second floor



International Student Requirements:

Applicants must be approved for admission by the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Applicants should have undergraduate courses in criminology, juvenile delinquency, and 12 additional hours in social sciences. It is unlikely that applicants with undergraduate grade point averages below 2.75 will be admitted, but under certain circumstances indicating the probability of success in graduate studies, students may be admitted conditionally. The GRE is not required (but may strengthen the application of students with lower grade point averages).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: A range of lending agencies offer loans to qualified students. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA).

Locale: Small City

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