Complete Your Training in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Crime Scene

The California School of Forensic Studies at Alliant International University is on the forefront of redefining and expanding the traditional definitions of forensic studies and criminology. As one of the first schools of criminology and forensic studies in the nation, we strive to impact society, public opinion, and policy through evidence-based practices.

Customize Your Program

Our master’s degree program in Applied Criminology is designed to enhance the skill-set and professional practice of those interested in entering—or currently working in—the fields of criminology and criminal justice. You can customize the program to focus on your professional interests by choosing one of four distinct concentrations:

  • Criminal Behavior
  • Cyber Crime and Technology
  • Global Crime and Homeland Security
  • Victimology

Each concentration is taught by faculty with field expertise in that area. Students can choose their concentration based on their interests or what is most relevant to their career. All of the concentrations supplement a strong educational base in law, research, theory, and applied criminology.

The California School of Forensic Studies faculty are trained professionals with vast real-world experience who care about your success. Many are regarded as top experts in their fields. They come from a variety of backgrounds, including criminal psychology, risk-assessment, hostage negotiation, law, and police psychology. In our small classes, you have the opportunity to build close relationships with our faculty.

Learn more about the faculty at the California School of Forensic Studies.

Significant Opportunities for Research

The fields of forensics and criminology are still growing and evolving. Much more research still needs to be done to further advance these fields.

Our Forensics and Criminology programs in California are anchored in strong social science research methods, designed to advance critical thinking skills. At the California School of Forensic Studies, you can work with faculty to become part of expanding this area of professional practice and academic study.

Unique International Programs

The California School of Forensic Studies offers you the opportunity to study the world of crime and forensics with our international programs which have included Italy, South Africa, and the U.K.

Learn more about international opportunities at the California School of Forensic Studies.

Strong Alumni Network

Alumni of the California School of Forensic Studies can be found in prominent positions across the United States, including the Lead Psychologist for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the University Chair of the Department of Psychology at University of Virginia.

Learn more about alumni relations at the California School of Forensic Studies.

Prepare Your Next Step in Forensics and Criminology

As one of first forensic schools in the country, the California School of Forensic Studies has amassed accomplished faculty, professionally trained thousands of alumni, and developed a balanced program in both breadth and depth as well as scholarship and practice.

If you are ready to explore or further your career in forensics and criminology, contact us today at 1-888-825-5426.