Top Criminology Schools

According to the US News & World Report Graduate Schools rankings in Criminology, University of Maryland--College Park is the top Criminology school in the country, followed by University at Albany--SUNY in second position and University of Cincinnati in third position.

The University of Maryland’s Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJS) is a leader in the nation, ranked No. 1 in the country. The Department offers four graduate programs: Traditional M.A., Professional M.A., Joint MA/JD program and Ph.D. degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice.

The School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany is ranked No. 2 nationally. It offers a Masters of Arts and a Doctorate degree in Criminal Justice.

The University of Cincinnati’s Division of Criminal Justice is one of the leading schools in the world, currently ranked No. 3 by U.S. News & World Report (2010). According to a study in 'The Journal of Criminal Justice' 2002 , it is rated No. 1 nationally in publications of criminal justice research. It is also named by as one of the Best Distance Learning Graduate Schools – Online Master's Degrees – Criminal Justice, Law, & Legal Studies in 2007. The university is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Top 10 Criminology Schools:
1 University of Maryland--College Park
2 University at Albany--SUNY
3 University of Cincinnati
4 University of Missouri--St. Louis
5 Pennsylvania State University--University Park
5 University of California--Irvine
7 Florida State University
7 Michigan State University
7 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--Newark
10 CUNY--John Jay College

Source: US News & World Report 2010 Edition

USNWR League Table 2005:
1. University of Maryland–College Park
2. SUNY–Albany
3. University of Cincinnati
4. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey–Newark
4. University of California–Irvine
4. University of Missouri–St. Louis
7. Michigan State University
7. Pennsylvania State University–University Park
9. University of Nebraska–Omaha
9. University of Pennsylvania
11. CUNY–John Jay College
11. Florida State University
11. University of Florida
14. Northeastern University
14. University of Delaware
16. American University
16. Arizona State University
18. Temple University
18. Washington State University
20. Indiana University
20. University of Illinois–Chicago
22. Sam Houston State University

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