Committed to Deepening Our Understanding of Crime, Governance and Social Justice.

Promoting Excellence in Criminal Justice

The College of Liberal Arts Department of Criminal Justice is one of the top Criminal Justice Programs in the country. We are an R1 Research Institution where students engage in a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of crime, offenders and victims, as well as the agencies, goals, laws, policies and processes of the criminal justice system.

We offer hands-on learning in a real-world, urban setting. Philadelphia provides limitless opportunity for you to jumpstart your career with our strong city connections and vast alumni network.

An Experienced Faculty

Our instructional faculty brings professional experience to the classroom, many coming from careers in the fields of criminal law, federal policing, homeland security and corrections. Our world-class research faculty conducts real-world collaborative research within the city, across the country and around the world. Your education is piloted by a qualified staff that has done the work. Students can hone in on areas like cybersecurity, forensic psychology, terrorism and crime prevention. Unique features of our undergraduate program include the Certificate in Cybersecurity and Human Behavior, the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, and the Criminal Justice Internship Program.

Advising at Every Step

The Criminal Justice Advising office offers a dedicated academic advisor who is available to meet with students to provide guidance on course selection, acquiring an internship or research experience, career options, and applying to graduate school.

My professors at Temple were always willing to help me network. The faculty knows about so many resources in this city! It was all from connections from my professors that I got my internship, through that, got my first job. If it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t be where I am right now. - Irene Cedano

+1 Accelerated Degree Program

Through our Criminal Justice +1 BA/MA program you can complete your undergrad studies and earn a Master’s degree in just 5 years. Learn more about our accelerated degree!