The University of Maryland (UMD) and Nanjing Normal University (NNU) offer an online cooperative Master's degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice (CJCH). Professionals in in this field contribute significantly to society at the national and international levels.

In-depth understanding of the causes of criminal behavior enables CJCH graduates to develop effective strategies to prevent crime, reduce recidivism, and enhance public safety; such strategies can help foster more peaceful and equitable societies.

Additionally, criminology and criminal justice can also address environmental crimes that can cause widespread harm to nature and people globally. Overall, the knowledge and skills gained from CJCH studies can help create a more sustainable future and safer communities, both regionally and internationally.

To successfully complete the CJCH program and receive a Master's degree from the University of Maryland, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Furthermore, only course grades of "C-" or higher count toward degree completion.

The program’s advantages are that students not only receive world-class professional training in criminology and criminal justice, but they also are exposed to international law and processes. In this way, CJCH graduates are equipped with advanced skills and can adapt to both national and international circumstances. The CJCH program serves the educational interests of criminology and criminal justice communities by preparing enrollees for challenging careers in relevant civilian sectors.

The UMD-NNU program leverages the outstanding human, scholarly, and pedagogical resources of both institutions to create a unique learning environment for its students. 

As the culmination of their studies at UMD, candidates have the opportunity to present their Capstone course research to a panel of faculty led by the chair of UMD's Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice (see below for a list of presentations given in recent years).

  • Criminal Career of Organized Crime Offenders in China;
  • Fraud on Online Trading Platforms and Routine Activity Theory;
  • The Cyberbullying Victim-Bully Overlap in the Online Gaming Community in China;
  • Sentencing Disparities in China.
  • Influence of the Anti Domestic Violence Law on Marital Domestic Violence Behavior: The Case of Nanjing, China;
  • Family Environment Characteristics and Incidence of Domestic Violence;
  • Domestic Violence and Media;
  • The Efficiency Evaluation of Deferred Prosecution Agreements in Controlling Foreign Corrupt Practices Act;
  • The Relationship between China's Crime Rate and Economic Development;
  • The Relationship between Education Level and the Likelihood of Driving While Intoxicated.
  • Exploratory Research of Social Disorganization Theory in a Chinese Context;
  • Family, Social Bonding, and the Risk of Drug Use in the Jiangning District of  Nanjing;
  • Research on SES and Juvenile Delinquents’ Sentencing - Based on the Gulou District of Nanjing City;
  • Research on the Problem of Migrant Students’ Deviant Behavior;
  • Understanding College Students’ Purchase Behavior of Online Counterfeit Luxury Bags - in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China.
  • The Influence of Violent and Non-violent Video Games on Aggressive Behaviors: Time Length, Violence, and Stimuli;
  • Peer Support for Bullied Students in Middle Schools of Liaocheng, China;
  • An Empirical Study of Online Shopping Fraud Victims in Yangzhou, China;
  • How Exposure to Parental Violence Leads to Increased Levels of Dating Violence;
  • Effects of Extralegal Factors on Sentencing Outcomes in the Intermediate People's Court of Nanjing, China;
  • The Link between Sexual Harassment Victimization, Social Reaction, and Psychological Symptoms among Chinese University Students.
  • Sexual Assault in the Beijing Subway System;
  • Drunk Driving Cases in Shanghai;
  • Identity Theft Targeting Nanjing Normal University Students.
  • Larceny on University Campuses;
  • Drug Abuse by Public Figures;
  • Online Trademark Infringement;
  • Sociological Analysis of Medical Disputes;
  • Relationship between Traumatic Experiences and Juvenile Delinquency;
  • Domestic violence.
  • Telecommunications Fraud;
  • Drunk Driving;
  • Offenses Committed by Mmigrant Workers;
  • Juvenile Involvement in Pornography Networks;
  • Online Consumption Scams; 
  • Violations of Air Pollution Laws and Regulations.