Criminology PhD Program

The University of Iowa's new PhD Program in Criminology offers rigorous training in criminological and sociological theory, a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods, and two cutting edge substantive areas - Inequality, Crime & Justice and International & Comparative Criminology. Housed in the same department as one of the nation's leading sociological departments, our program offers students a unique opportunity to take courses and conduct research at the intersection of the two disciplines, preparing them for a variety of teaching and research jobs in academia, government, and the non-profit sector.

Affiliated Faculty

Mark Berg

Mark Berg, Ph.D.

Professor and Collegiate Scholar
Interim Director, Public Policy Center
Stephanie DiPietro

Stephanie DiPietro, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
Karen Heimer

Karen Heimer, Ph.D.

Collegiate Fellow
Amber Powell

Amber Powell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Meghan Rogers

Meghan Rogers, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Michaela Ruppert

Michaela Ruppert, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Instruction
Director of Undergraduate Studies - Criminology
James Wo

James Wo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


To apply for the Criminology PhD program, go to the UI Graduate and Professional Admissions website.