48 months
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29706 USD/year
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About

Delivered by nationally-known, award-winning faculty, the Criminology and Criminal Justice program from Portland State University blends practice and theory. 

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Overview

Students learn how the legal system works with an in-depth look at the American court system, legal reasoning, and research. Additionally students explore the role of law enforcement and examine corrections and rehabilitation strategies to determine what methods work best to keep offenders from repeating their mistakes and communities safe. Overall, students will get an in depth look at the professions, policy, and challenges of crime and justice in American society, while pointing to tools to develop solutions.

Career

The Criminology and Criminal Justice program from Portland State University foster skills that are sought after in the field and that drive hiring and promotion decisions.

Career opportunities can span from politics to business, investigations, law enforcement agencies, nonprofit leadership, and beyond. Apply your knowledge and skillset to become a leader in whatever area you choose.

Jobs in criminology and criminal justice include police officers, deputies, probation/parole officers, correctional officers, private security, prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, magistrates and legal assistants, victim advocates, case managers, federal law enforcement, policy, and crime analysts.

Accreditation

Portland State University is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Policing in America
  • Punishment and Corrections
  • American Courts
  • Theories of Crime & Justice
  • Crime Control Strategies
  • Crime Analysis
  • Criminal Justice Research
  • Criminal Law and Legal Reasoning

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
53
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
71

Credits

180 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.5

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
53
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
71

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have a cumulative (overall) grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 when converted to the U.S. 4.0 grading scale.
  • Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement. You may be admitted to Portland State University and an Intensive English Language Program (IELP) pathway if you do not meet PSU's English Language Proficiency Requirement. Learn more about PSU’s English language programs.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29706 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29706 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    29706 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29706 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10806 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10806 USD per year during 48 months.

Washington Border Discount (WBD): $11,706

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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