Public Policy (M.P.P.) and Criminology (B.S.)

Public Policy (M.P.P.) and Criminology (B.S.)
This integrated undergraduate-graduate (IUG) degree program provides an opportunity for academically strong students to complete a bachelor of science degree in Criminology and a master’s degree in Public Policy in the course of approximately five years of study. Students in the M.P.P. are required to complete an elective specialization of four courses. Students in the Criminology-M.P.P. IUG will take two 400 and two 500 level courses in their fourth year of study that will double count for both the Criminology B.S. and M.P.P. The students’ IUG specific program of study will be structured on an individual basis giving IUG students a range of program options from the menu of course selections summarized below.
Degree Types: Integrated Undergraduate-Graduate

About the Program

You might like this program if…

  • The Public Policy curriculum and Criminology curriculum cover require similar technical and analytic skills and provide complementary substantive knowledge – criminal justice is an important area of policy making from a public policy standpoint and it is critical to understand the policy process to understand the structure and impacts of criminal justice policies.

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This program is housed 

in the School of Public Policy and the Department of Sociology and Criminology 
at Penn State University Park.
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