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Master's in Criminology and Criminal Justice


The Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice focuses on leadership, management, policy, planning, research and best practices in the criminal justice system.

What our graduates say

"Through relevant coursework and opportunities to translate that coursework into real academic projects with faculty, my Master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice at UNC provided the hands on approach to learning that is necessary to succeed. The combination of opportunity and guidance was instrumental to my acceptance into one of the premier Criminal Justice Ph.D. programs in the country, the University at Albany, State University of New York."
— Andrew Thompson
M.A., Criminology & Criminal Justice, Class of 2017

Master's program graduate Andrew Thompson with Linda Black, Dean of the Graduate School, at the graduate commencement ceremony on May 5th, 2017.


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