Criminology, MS

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Degree Type
Master of Science
Credit Hours
College of
Criminology & Criminal Justice

The master's degree in Criminology, with a major in Criminal Justice Studies, prepares you for leadership positions within your current agency, helps you become eligible to teach criminal justice courses at Florida community colleges, and equips you for post-law enforcement career opportunities. You'll learn from nationally known professors who are leaders in the field while tailoring your course schedule to meet the demands of family or career without ever having to visit campus.

In its 2024 list of “Best Online Graduate Programs,” U.S. News & World Report ranked FSU’s Criminology program No. 4 among public institutions and No. 7 among all institutions.

Available Majors

  • Criminal Justice Studies

Program Website

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