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Applied Criminology: Master of Science Program

Here at the California School of Forensic Studies (CSFS) we offer a degree programs in criminology and criminal justice. This master of science program 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.

The study of Applied Criminology teaches students to scientifically study crime, preparing them for careers in: criminal justice, law enforcement (local, state, or federal), victim and social psychological services, border security, education, fire and medical services, and corrections, probation, and parole.

Learning Format

This 2-year, 40-unit master's program is offered full-time in an executive format. Classes are held 1-2 weekends per month on-campus with supplemental online sessions in between.

Choose from Four Concentrations

The Applied Criminology program is designed so students can customize their courses to fit their interests or industry. Upon enrollment, students choose from one of four concentration options:

  1. Criminal Behavior
  2. Cybercrime and Technology
  3. Global Crime and Homeland Security
  4. Victimology.


Campus Locations

Our master's degree program is currently offered at Alliant's Fresno and San Francisco campuses. CSFS plans to extend this program to the Los Angeles, San Diego, and Sacramento campuses. This is currently pending approval of our accreditors. Contact an admissions counselor to get more information about these pending campus locations.

Learn More

For questions or more information about the Applied Criminology master's program contact:


Northern California Campuses - Sacramento, San Francisco, and Fresno

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


Southern California Campuses - Los Angeles and San Diego

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Adam Varnes
Admissions Counselor
San Diego Campus                                             



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