Criminology Dual Degrees

The University of Pennsylvania, with the strength of its schools and programs across many disciplines, offers an ideal setting in which to pursue dual graduate degrees.

WHAT DUAL DEGREES ARE OFFERED?

  • MS/MPA - Fels Institute of Government in the School of Arts and Sciences

    Students can pursue a Masters in Government Administration along with a Master of Science in Criminology. Note: The applicant must write a separate personal statement for each program. Other materials (e.g., recommendation letters, transcripts, GRE score, resume) can be copied and forwarded from one program application to the other.

  • MS/JD- Penn Law School

    In August, 2005, the School of Arts & Sciences approved a Law-Criminology Dual Degree Program developed over the prior year between Penn Law and the Department of Criminology. The Penn Law faculty approved the program in March, 2005. Students can earn a JD/MS degree. Students apply independently to each school/department; each makes its own independent admissions decision. Because of overlapping course requirements and electives, students can earn both degrees in less time than it would take to earn each consecutively. Students with questions about the JD should contact the Associate Dean for Students at Penn Law, while questions about the MS should be directed to Director of the MS Program.

  • MS/MSW - Penn School of Social Policy and Practice

    The program requires two academic years of coursework, as well as taking courses over the summer.

 

IN THESE COMBINED PROGRAMS, HOW IS TOTAL COURSE LOAD AFFECTED?

While this may differ in individual cases, many requirements for one degree program can be taken as electives in the other.

CRIMINOLOGY-FELS MPA JOINT DEGREE PROGRAM COURSE DESIGN:

 

Year 1 

Year 2 

Fall

Spring

Fall

Spring

Double count 

Statistics

GAFL 611/CRIM 535

MPA Foundation

Crim core

 

Evidence-based Crime Prevention

CRIM 634

MPA elective

Crim core

OR

Program Evaluation and Data Analysis

GAFL 640

MPA core

 

MPA-centric 

Public ManagementGAFL 732

MPA Foundation

Crim elective 

Policy Making and Political Institutions

GAFL 631

MPA core

 

Public Communications

MPA core

Public Economics

GAFL 621

MPA Foundation

Public Financial Management

GAFL 651

MPA core

 

Capstone

MPA

Crim-centric 

Crim Theory

CRIM 600

MPA elective

Crim core

Crim Justice

CRIM 601

MPA elective

Crim core

Criminal Justice Data

CRIM 602

MPA elective

Crim core

Research Methods/Crime Analysis

CRIM 603

Crim core

 

 

Criminology in Practice

CRIM 604

Crim core

Criminology in Practice

CRIM 604

Crim core