Applying to Criminology Programs

The Department of Criminology at the University of Pennsylvania will be recruiting students for its Master of Science Program for admission in the Fall of 2021. Applications will open October 1, 2020 and we will continue to be accepting students on a rolling basis through May 2021. Click here to begin your application.

We regret that we will not be accepting applications for the PhD program during the 2021-22 admissions cycle. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the School of Arts of Sciences made the difficult decision to focus resources on supporting current PhD students and ensuring that we are in a position to fully support future cohorts of Penn PhD students.  Therefore, we will pause bringing new PhD students into the program for one year, with the expectation of welcoming a new cohort of PhD students in the fall of 2022.



Each Criminology program has different requirements and application processes. Please choose your program from the menu to the left to see the details.