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Applied Criminology FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the program?

If attending full-time, the master's program in Applied Criminology is designed to take two years to complete. 

Where is the program be offered?

The Applied Criminology master's program is offered on each of Alliant's campuses: Fresno,  IrvineLos AngelesSacramento, San Diego, and San Francisco, and online.

What is the program format?

The online option for this program is offered fully online in an 8-week term format. The on-campus options are offered in an executive format which is a hybrid of on-campus and online course sessions. Class sessions are held on-campus 1-2 weekends per month and supplementary sessions are conducted online.

When do classes start?

Because of the 8-week course format, we offer multiple start dates each semester. We are accepting applications now for cohorts starting in October 2015 and for various dates in 2016. 

What is the cost?

Tuition cost is $910 per unit, which makes the total tuition cost for this 40-unit program $36,400. With the exception of grants, all other financial aid options are typically available. Additional costs of attendance will apply including university fees, books, and supplies.

What are the admission requirements?

Interested applicants must meet the following admissions requirements:

  1. Degree
    Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher education or its international equivalent (BA or BS accepted).
    • Applicants must have achieved a GPA of 3.0 or higher in their undergraduate coursework. Those with a GPA below a 3.0 may still apply; a GPA exemption form must be submitted.
  2. Transcripts
    Applicants must submit official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities previously attended.
  3. Recommendations
    Applicants must provide two letters of professional recommendation speaking to their experience, skills, and proven accomplishments.
  4. Personal Statement and Resume
    Applicants must provide a current resume plus an essay.
  5. Application and Fee
    Applicants must complete our admissions application and pay the $65 application fee.

Once a complete application packet is received, it will be reviewed by program faculty and staff. Eligible applicants will be selected for interviews and then a final admission decision will be made.

Who teaches the classes?

All courses are taught by professors with career experience in law and law enforcement. CSFS faculty members include criminologists, forensic psychologists, and legal professionals who are engaged in professional practice.

Have additional questions? Contact us today. Our admissions counselors are here to help you.