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How long does it take to get a Criminology Degree?

The question is quite common among aspirants looking to take up a Criminology Degree course. The answer; however, is dependent on a few variables and a careful consideration is necessary to understand the details. Two factors that decide the duration of Criminology degree include

• Level of degree you would be pursuing
• Traditional Degree or Online Course

The level of degree can be Associate, Bachelor, Master or PhD. Usually Bachelor's Degree course is the longest among these four while the balance are of almost same duration. The Online courses are usually of same or less duration as compared to the traditional ones. Here is a look at the time that you would need to devote in order to earn a Criminology degree.

Traditional Degree

Talking of traditional degree, here are the details categorized as per the level of degree

• Associate Degree

o One year and six months - Super full time - Credit of 16 or more
o Two years - Part time - Credit of 12 or more
o Two years and six months or more - Part time - Credit less than 12

• Bachelor's Degree

o Three to three years and six months - Super full time - Credit of 16 or more
o Four Years - Full time - Credit of 12 or more
o Four years six months to five years six months - Part time - Credit less than 12

• Master's Degree

o One year six months to two years - Super full time - Credit score varies as per school
o Two to three years - Full time - Credit score varies as per school
o Three years and six months to five years - Part time - Credit score varies as per school

• Doctorate Degree

o Two years and six months to three years and six months - Must possess Master's Degree in Criminal Justice
o Five to Six Years - Part time

Online Degree

• Associate Degree: Depending on the school, the time varies from one to two years.
• Bachelor's Degree: Depending on the school, the time varies from two years and six months to four years.
• Master's Degree: Depending on the school, the time varies from one to two year and six months.
• Doctorate Degree: Depending on the school, the time varies from two years and six months to four years.

Law enforcement agencies may require additional training.

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