Criminology (MS)

Criminology Degree Overview

The Master’s in Criminology is a unique program in the state of Maine and in the field of criminology, and the only Maine college offering a Master’s degree in Criminology. Understanding the criminal mind is a critical skill for today’s law enforcement officers and public administrators. You’ll gain insight into crime causation and learn how to analyze data to effect change.

“I believe the criminology program at Thomas will give me the education and networking I need in order to develop and implement violence prevention programs in my community, and additionally prepare me for doctoral work in a related field.”

Sydnie Ence MS ’22

At a Glance

  • 30 credit hours
  • Career-focused curriculum
  • Leadership development
  • 100% online

Key Courses

  • Criminological Theory
  • Organizational Policy & Change
  • Juvenile Delinquency & Youth Crime
  • Analysis of Police Operations
  • Applied Statistical Analyses for the Social Sciences

Where are program alumni employed?

  • Maine Department of Corrections – Farmington Office
  • State of Maine Attorney General
  • Augusta Police Department
  • Long Creek Youth Development Center