Outstanding Penn undergraduates can be considered for a four-year B.A.-M.S. in the Criminology program. For rules and policies, please refer to the College's website on Submatriculation.

Email Dr. Niel McDowell in the College Office to schedule a preliminary discussion, including a review of how the proposed submatriculation program fits into the student's undergraduate curriculum. The College submatriculation form will also be discussed.

Before beginning the application process, interested students must declare their intentions to Ms. Knakiya Hagans, Graduate Coordinator, for advice on schedule planning for their junior year. The M.S. program consists of 8 required graduate-level courses, all in the final year.  

After meetings with Dr. McDowell and Ms. Hagans, interested students should fill out a graduate application online and obtain at least two letters of recommendation, preferably from outside of the Criminology Department.

GRE scores and application fees are waived. 

Once the Department of Criminology receives your application, it is reviewed in tandem with the Graduate School admissions office.