Criminology (Online) MS

College of Arts and Sciences

Program Description

The MS in criminology is an online degree program that focuses on the nature and causes of crime, characteristics and behaviors of people who commit crime and who are affected by crime, how law enforcement agencies and criminal justice systems work, how society reacts to crime, victims, and people who commit crime, and connections between crime and other social institutions (such as work, schools, media, etc.). The Criminology MS is ideal for beginning and advanced learners who plan to (or already) work in settings that require a strong background in crime or law, with associated skills in analyzing and interpreting data relevant to that discourse.

Program Contact

Maggie Balles
405 Park Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-2586

Instruction Method

  • Online (100 percent of the degree requirements can be fulfilled online)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 30 Hours


  • 1 Year

Application Fee

  • $75

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.