The Department of Criminology studies crime, deviance, security, and policing from an interdisciplinary perspective. The discipline aims to understand the nature of crime and society and the theoretical underpinnings that guide how reactions against crime are initiated in a legal system. The MSS in Criminology allows students to develop insights into the research and theoretical analysis of crime, deviance, and punishment. Sociologist Professor Dr. Zia Rahman joined as the founder Chair of the Department and currently, it has seven faculty members having backgrounds in Law, Sociology, Criminology, Anthropology, and Journalism.

From the very beginning, the MSS program in Criminology has been playing a significant role in establishing Criminology as an academic discipline all over the country. Since the scope of criminology is increasing by leaps and bounds, the program has introduced a number of relevant courses to meet the needs of our time.