UMSL ranked among top 5 criminology and criminal justice master’s programs

by | Aug 6, 2019 recognized UMSL's program among the nation's best after weighing alumni salary, student satisfaction and tuition cost.
Criminology and Criminal Justice Master's Program ranked UMSL’s criminology and criminal justice master’s program among the top five in the country in its 2019 rankings. Students in the program work closely with faculty members such as graduate program director Elaine Eggleston Doherty (center) and receive a foundation in both theory and research. (Photo by August Jennewein)

The University of Missouri–St. Louis has long been considered among the leading graduate programs in criminology and criminal justice in the country.

It’s been a mainstay in the top five of the U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate Schools” rankings.

Top 10 Campus Master's in Criminal JusticeIt’s no surprise then when others recognize the program’s excellence. Last week, ranked the UMSL master’s program fifth on its list of “Top 10 Campus Master’s in Criminal Justice Programs for 2019.”

“The strength of our master’s program is rooted in our focus on teaching the foundations of criminological theory and research by our esteemed faculty members,” said Associate Professor Elaine Eggleston Doherty, who serves as the graduate program director in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. “Upon graduation, our students are well-positioned for a wide range of careers, including positions within the criminal justice system, within research agencies or within nonprofit organizations, to name a few.”

The rankings were compiled after weighing alumni salary, student satisfaction and tuition cost, which the site stated “are the best indicators of a program that provides a real return on investment and impact on graduates’ careers.”

UMSL’s program gives students a foundation in both theory and research, and students have an opportunity to learn from faculty members recognized nationally among the best in the field.

Steve Walentik

Steve Walentik