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Online Criminal Justice Degrees and Careers


While police officers and detectives may be the high profile careers in the field of criminal justice, there are many and varied opportunities for you if you have a certificate or degree in criminal justice. A degree in criminal justice can lead you to a career with a private security organization, or you can work for local, state or federal government. A criminal justice job after earning a criminal justice degree, online or on-campus, could include work as a police officer, detective, border patrol agent, drug enforcement officer, or as a bailiff, to name a few.

Candidates with bachelor's degrees or higher may be considered for the most competitive positions. Criminal justice degrees or certificates are offered at many universities and colleges, or you can look into a criminal justice degree online.

A criminal justice degree online may also be advantageous for you if you are already working in law enforcement or criminal justice job.



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M.S. in Criminal Justice: Legal Studies
  • Pursue a Bachelor's or Master's in Criminal Justice Online
  • Designed to prepare students to serve the needs of 21st century communities.
  • Flexibility for full-time students or working professionals
  • Advance your skills in crime analysis and strategic planning
  • Prepare to become global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators & responsible leaders
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MS/Criminal Justice - Homeland Security
  • Choose from bachelor’s degrees in homeland security and emergency management, law enforcement administration, or social and criminal justice.
  • A Master of Science in Criminal Justice is also available.
  • Explore the impact of crime, different approaches to combat crime, and strategies to respond to emergency situations.
  • Degree programs are offered entirely online in a flexible format that fits into the busy lives of working adults.
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AA: Criminal Justice
  • One of the top-ranked universities in Florida, Saint Leo University offers over 50 accredited undergraduate degrees, programs and endorsements as well as master's and doctoral programs.
  • Saint Leo’s undergraduate and graduate online degree programs prepare you to take advantage of growing career opportunities in a variety of in-demand fields.
  • Saint Leo University provides academic excellence, flexibility, affordability, and a wide range of educational programs with financial aid and scholarships available to those who qualify.
  • Saint Leo offers a 14:1 Student-Teacher Ratio to ensure you get the personal attention you deserve.
  • Learn on your schedule with our 6 convenient available start dates throughout the year. Get started on earning your accredited degree today!
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Bachelor's (BSCJ) - Generalist
  • Offers MUSE (My Unique Student Experience), a content delivery system that gives students the option to watch, view, read or listen to required course materials.
  • Allows students to complete courses at whatever pace they want.
  • Provides IntelliPath, a proprietary learning technology that lets students learn at their own pace.
  • A DANTES-affiliated university and member of the Service Members Opportunity Colleges.
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Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Building on Purdue's mission to provide greater access to affordable, world-class education, Purdue University Global delivers a fully personalized online experience that's tailored to working adults. By opening the doors to adults who need flexibility to fit learning into their busy lives, we make it possible to achieve a high-quality education from a prestigious university system—completely online.

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MS in Criminal Justice - General Track

Saint Joseph’s University is a comprehensive, regionally accredited university. Our national rankings and AACSB accreditation in the Haub School indicate the high quality of our undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs both online and on campus.

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B.S. in Criminal Justice
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
  • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
  • Online courses help make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 24 months and a master’s degree in 12-18 months.
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Master of Science in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security
  • Liberty University provides a worldclass education from a christ-centered worldview
  • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels
  • No standardized testing if student meets admission requirements
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • 87% of Liberty University students receive some form of financial aid
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Master - Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration
  • CSU Global is focused on student success as its number one priority. 
  • CSU Global sets the standard for quality and innovation in higher education through its expert faculty members who are recognized as industry leaders in their field and trained to work with adults in an online learning environment. 
  • 100% online, fully accredited public university in the United States. No set class times or locations.
  • Classes start every month. Upcoming 2019 start dates include: 8/12, 9/9, 10/7, 11/11 and 12/9
  • CSU Global is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
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Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Criminal Justice
  • Topped the list as Best Online Bachelor’s Program in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report in 2019.
  • Regent is ranked among Top National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, 2019.
  • Flexible online, on-campus and evening courses offered in 135 areas of study, including Business, Nursing, Psychology, & more.
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  • 88% of Regent University students receive financial aid, with $24 million awarded in institutional scholarships & aid in 2017-18.
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