Applied Criminology: Master of Science Program

The California School of Forensic Studies (CSFS) offers a master's degree program in Applied Criminology. Applied Criminology is the use of the empirical findings of criminology, such as prevention, criminal prognosis, sanctioning, informal social control and the investigation of effects, in legislation and practice.

This 2-year, 40 unit master's program is offered in an executive format. Classes are held 1-2 weekends per month, with supplemental online sessions in between. Students have the choice between concentrations in Criminal Behavior, Global Crime and Homeland Security or Victimology.

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Our master of science degree in applied criminology is designed to enhance the skill set and employability of those already working within or interested in entering this emerging and dynamic field. Possible careers in Applied Criminology for graduates of our program include private and criminal investigator, criminal profiler, consultant to state and federal agencies, probation officer and much more.

Campus Locations

Our master's degree program is offered at Alliant's Fresno and San Francisco campuses.


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For questions or more information about this graduate program, contact:


Northern California Campuses
San Francisco and Fresno

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Brian Evans
Director of Admission & Recruitment
San Francisco and Fresno Campuses               


Southern California Campuses
San Diego

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Admissions Counselor
San Diego Campus                                             



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