3 + 2 Integrated Bachelor and Master's Degree

Complete your Bachelor & Master's Degree in Applied Criminology in Only 5 Years.

If you are an outstanding and highly motivated student pursing a Bachelor Degree in in Criminology and Criminal Justice and are interested in continuing on to graduate school, you may qualify for entrance it to this program. The integrated 3 + 2 program allows students to:

  • learn at an accelerated pace
  • actively engage in the academic experience
  • complete both an bachelor and master degree in only 5 years
You will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty to build a program of study tailored to your career goals.

What makes NAU the best place to get your graduate degree?

With Northern Arizona University's graduate programs, you'll experience: 

  • high-level research opportunites
  • exceptional, one-on-one mentorship
  • a diverse cultural/geographic landscape
  • global learning opportunities 

As a student in the department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, you will; 

  • study a diverse range of specializations
  • learn how you best help to impart social justice in the community
  • collaborate with faculty members on research 
  • be part of innovative projects which will impact the constantly evolving and progressing fields of Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • prepare to enter the job market and joining other agents of change who are making a difference 

Master of Science in Applied Criminology

The MS in Applied Criminology will provide you with a professional program of study focused on the social and practical problems surrounding the creation and implementation of law ans justice policy in local, national, and international environments. 

You will be provided with a strong, graduate level understanding of theory and methods of social science as they apply to the creation, violation, and enforcement of laws. 

With a master's degree you can specialize in one or more of the following areas;

  • transnational crime and justice
  • communities and justice 
  • law, policy, and social change 
In each area, you will:
  • examine the structure, operations, and limitaion of the state and supra-state control systems used to resolve perceived social problems
  • take a broad view of what constitutes justice problems
  • participate in courses and faculty research ranging from interpersonal issues to large-scale corporate and international issues 

Faculty Experts

Our professors are nationally and internationally recognized experts in:

  • domestic violence
  • genocide
  • Native Amerinca justice issues
  • white-collar crime
  • juvenile justice
  • wrongful convictions
  • dispute resolution
  • human rights
  • immigration 
  • environmental crime 
  • transnational crime