Seeking knowledge. Finding solutions.

The criminology program at Missouri State University provides a solid foundation for the study of the nature, causes and control of criminal behavior through academic courses, internship opportunities and community partnerships. Our undergraduate criminology program focuses on finding solutions to problems and issues in criminal justice, while our graduate program provides you with the tools for evaluating criminal justice initiatives. Overall, our programs strive to create a healthy balance between academic analysis and technical education needed for a successful career in the field.

In addition to programs in criminology, we offer a certificate in homeland security and defense and provide a criminal justice option for the Master of Science in Administrative Studies program.

New waitlist process

In order to better meet the needs of our majors and minors, the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department will be using a new waitlist system in Banner for the upcoming registration period.

Because we are using the waitlist system, do not email individual faculty asking that they grant you an override.

Learn more about the new waitlist policy.

2015 MSU Graduate Student of the Year,

Christine Hannis