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MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice’s campus-based Master of Science degree program at Portland State University provides students with a unique opportunity to study crime and the criminal justice system in a vibrant urban setting.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: $683 per credit
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

Working closely with CCJ’s core faculty, students develop a tailored program to meet their individual academic needs and career goals. The Criminology and Criminal Justice degree at Portland State University is optimized for students to complete in six academic quarters (two years), but the program is flexible enough to allow for a longer timeline if needed.

Through coursework, collaboration with faculty, peer interactions, and community-based learning experiences, students graduating from the program are prepared assist criminal justice agencies problem-solve informed solutions to crime and justice issues.

What can you do

Over the past ten years our graduates have been successful in finding careers in the following fields: Academia/Ph.D., City government, Corrections, Local & Federal law enforcement, Probation officer, Research/Crime analyst, Counselor, Non-profit management.


Courses Included

  • Theories of Crime and Justice
  • Analysis of Crime and Justice Data
  • Criminal Justice Theory
  • Criminal Justice Research