Criminology

Ranked in 2009 | Criminology Rankings Methodology

Criminology programs combine principles of sociology, law and psychology to prepare students to deal with criminals, understand the justice system and work to prevent crime. These are the top graduate schools for criminology.

Rank School name Score
#1 University of Maryland—​College Park

College Park, MD

4.7
#2 University at Albany—​SUNY

Albany, NY

4.4
#3 University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

4.1
#4 University of Missouri—​St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

3.8
#5 Pennsylvania State University—​University Park

University Park, PA

3.7
#5 University of California—​Irvine

Irvine, CA

3.7
#7 Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

3.5
#7 Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

3.5
#7 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​Newark

Newark, NJ

3.5
#10 CUNY—​John Jay College

New York, NY

3.3
#11 Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

3.2
#12 Arizona State University

Glendale, AZ

3.1
#12 Northeastern University

Boston, MA

3.1
#12 University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

3.1
#12 University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

3.1
#16 University of Delaware

Newark, DE

3.0
#17 George Mason University

Manassas, VA

2.8
#17 University of Nebraska—​Omaha

Omaha, NE

2.8
#19 American University

Washington, DC

2.7
#19 University of Illinois—​Chicago

Chicago, IL

2.7
#19 Washington State University

Pullman, WA

2.7
#22 Indiana University

Bloomington, IN

2.5
#22 Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, TX

2.5
#22 University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

2.5
#25 University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC

2.4

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