Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program

Criminal Justice and Criminology MA

About the Criminal Justice and Criminology MA Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Degree at Loyola

Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s programs allow full-time students to complete both an undergraduate and graduate degree in just five years. Learn more about the Criminal Justice and Criminology MA Master's degree and eligible undergraduate Bachelor's degrees below.

Criminal Justice and Criminology MA Graduate Program

Becoming an ethical, effective criminal justice leader requires an understanding of the "big picture," from the causes and effects of crime to the impact of politics and policies. Through this program, you will gain this understanding along with the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to assume leadership roles or to pursue other advanced degrees.

Eligible Undergraduate Programs

  • Criminal Justice and Criminology BS
February
29

05:00PM- 07:00PM

Join us for the Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Open House! Please note that this event is only for current Loyola undergraduate students.

The Open House will be held on February 29, 2024, at the Lake Shore campus. It's a valuable opportunity for you to:

  • Engage with program directors and gain insights into Loyola's accelerated degree pathways.

  • Connect with advising staff members to plan your academic journey. 

  • Explore your academic options and discover how an accelerated program can benefit your educational goals.

RSVP by filling out the form below to secure your spot at the Open House and receive further information about the event.

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Visit our Criminal Justice and Criminology MA webpage for information about Career Opportunities, Results & Skills, and more.

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Curriculum and Program Outcomes

Loyola’s extensive course catalog will always house the latest Criminal Justice and Criminology MA Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's program course information, including degree requirements, course descriptions, prerequisite requirements, available concentrations, and more.

Additionally, this resource will provide learning outcomes, showcasing the commitment to specific skills and growth graduates can expect to achieve following completion of the program.

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Step By Step: Chart Your Accelerated Degree Path

  1. Explore options in undergraduate years one and two. Connect with your academic and career advisors and chart a two-year schedule to establish the best path toward your degrees.

  2. Apply in undergraduate year three. Students applying to an Accelerated Bachelors/Masters program will experience a slightly different application process. Please review the application requirements below for process information and required supporting materials. Loyola students do not need to submit official transcripts. Start your application here.

  3. Begin graduate course work. In undergraduate year four, you will take both undergraduate and graduate courses and complete your bachelor's degree.

  4. Complete your graduate course work in year five. Graduate with your master's degree.

Please note that transfer students may have a slightly different timeline. Transfer students who are juniors may apply at the end of their second semester.

Application Requirements

Application requirements for the Criminal Justice and Criminology MA include:

  • 3 Letters of Recommendation

  • 3.0 Minimum GPA

  • Statement of Purpose

  • Writing Sample

Statement of Purpose Details

Please write a brief statement describing your academic and research interests as well as your professional goals. Please note there is a writing sample requirement that needs to be completed in addition to this section.

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Applying online to the Criminal Justice and Criminology MA program is a swift, uncomplicated, and cost-free process. After submission, you can proceed to send and upload any additional requirements.

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