Degrees by Subject
Home > Degrees By Subject > Law & Criminal Justice > Investigation

Online Investigation Degrees and Careers

Are you looking for an exciting and challenging career path that involves intense focus, attention to detail, reasoning ability, and deduction? Does the prospect of a not-exactly-nine-to-five schedule sound enticing? If so, a job in the field of investigation may be everything that you are looking for.

In fields ranging from insurance to criminal justice, investigators are tasked with the responsibility of studying, scrutinizing, and, with luck, solving seemingly impenetrable mysteries and cases. Although the skills needed to carry out these tasks vary depending on the field one works in, a growing number of colleges, universities, and technical/vocational training centers now offer degree programs in investigation that instill the basic concepts, practices, and techniques students need to succeed in this type of career.

Education & Career Opportunities in Investigation

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, opportunities in the investigation field are expected to grow at a rate that far exceeds the average through at least 2018. Roughly one-fifth of those who have jobs in the investigation field are self-employed, and because competition for top positions is likely to be fierce, the best opportunities in the field are likely to go to candidates who have some training at the college level.

Refine School Matches
Hide filters
  • SUBJECT Clear All


    See More



    Please enter valid US or Canada Zip.

Searching Searching ...

Matching School Ads
BS in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation

Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution located in upstate central New York.  The College offers regionally accredited online certificates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in healthcare, cybersecurity, financial crime, nursing, physical therapy, business, criminal justice, and data science.  All courses are taught by credentialed, highly experienced faculty with significant and ongoing accomplishments in their respective fields.

  • Online Courses
MS in Cyber Security
  • Liberty University's online programs ranked in the top 5 of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility*
  • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level**
  • No standardized testing if you meet admission requirements
  • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program
  • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned
Show more [+]
  • Accredited
  • Online Courses
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
Master of Science in Information Assurance - Cybersecurity Specialization

Regis University is a regionally accredited, 130-year-old Jesuit university in Denver, Colorado. Inspired by the vision of St. Ignatius Loyola, we are dedicated to the pursuit of learning and truth in an effort to make positive change in our communities as well as ourselves.

  • Online Courses
Master of Science in Cybersecurity
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
  • 100% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
  • No physical residency requirements, allowing students to pursue their degree online.
  • Committed to innovation, diversity, excellence, and accountability since its founding in 1996.
  • Offers several programs in business, education, psychology, and more.
Show more [+]
  • Online Courses
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
Master of Public Administration - Emergency Management

Anna Maria College is a private, not-for-profit, Catholic liberal arts institution accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Founded by the Sisters of Saint Anne in 1946, AMC's programs integrate liberal education and professional preparation that reflect the respect for liberal arts and sciences education grounded in the traditions of the Sisters of Saint Anne—educational innovation, service to others, and access to a quality education for all.

  • Accredited
  • Online Courses
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Accelerated Programs
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits