Online Master of Science in Crime Analysis
Help law enforcement solve crimes and learn to lead a crime analysis unit in the online crime analysis graduate program. You’ll gain a strong understanding of the fundamental issues, strengths and limitations associated with crime analysis.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
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Gain valuable crime analysis skills for any level of law enforcement
Crime analysis is the systematic study of crime and disorder using sociodemographic, spatial and temporal factors. Crime analysts assist the police in criminal apprehension, crime and disorder reduction, crime prevention and evaluation.
This online crime analysis degree has a heightened focus on the theories, methods and skill sets needed to be an effective crime analyst at all levels of government (local, state and federal) and in private sector organizations. Graduates with a master’s in crime analysis can use their skills in law enforcement and security agencies from the Department of Homeland Security, corrections agencies, prosecutor’s offices and more.
What skills will I earn in this criminal analysis graduate program?
As a learner in the crime analysis graduate program, you’ll gain a strong understanding of the fundamental issues, strengths, and limitations associated with crime analysis. You’ll become familiar with the terminology, principles and techniques crime analysts use every day. And you’ll learn how to determine who is more likely to commit various types of crimes as well as when and where.
Our curriculum also covers qualitative and quantitative analysis strategies, when and how to use different statistical procedures and how to interpret tests, graphics and data using the same software and data tools applied in the field today. These tools include geographic information system (GIS) software for crime mapping, social network analysis (SNA) software to determine links within criminal networks, statistical packages such as SPSS or STATA and others.
Crime analysis classes
Applied Data Analysis in Criminal Justice
Seminar in Crime Analysis
Advanced Seminar Crime Analysis
Seminar in Policing
Social Network Analysis
Criminal Justice Planning and Program Evaluation
What can I do with a master’s in crime analysis?
Crime analysts and criminal intelligence analysts spend most of their time conducting research, analyzing data and deciphering patterns to help law enforcement solve crimes. Crime analysts may review police reports to gather data, identify trends and find clues to help detectives pinpoint suspects as they investigate individual crimes. As a student in the crime analysis graduate program, you’ll study topics covering current principles of crime analysis, crime mapping and advanced statistical tools in crime analysis.
Admission requirements for crime analysis graduate program
Applicants to the Master of Science in crime analysis must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions. Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree in criminology or criminal justice or another closely related field from a regionally accredited institution. Applicants who have an academic background in an unrelated area may be considered for provisional admission.
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