List of Accredited Online Degrees

Colleges and Universities offer students the important degree option of earning a higher education in the area of Criminal Justice. Criminal justice is a sought after career field by many professionals, and contributes to the safety and protection of a society. The multi-faceted program of study will introduce students to concepts of law creation, court systems, policing procedures, correction facilities in addition to the academic curriculum needed for a broad depth and breadth understanding of the discipline.

A foundation in criminal justice will consist of a student learning the goals associated with enforcing laws, reducing crime, providing security and punishing those who infringe on established rules. The concept of criminal justice is a blend of practices and organizations that carry out the learned goals. The long standing set of goals and ideas of a criminal justice program have originated from previous cultures, religious sects and improved awareness of mental disorders.

Criminology can be used in many aspects of modern society, and is in constant demand for well trained and educated professionals. A strict program of study will introduce students to the fundamentals of law, courts and corrections.

Law is a system of rules and regulations that provide the general population a standard of government. The law is established with two types of codes; civil law and criminal law. Civil law is the laws that govern incidents between individuals. Criminal law is the standard of behavior set for the betterment for society as a whole.

Courts serve as a venue from which individuals charged with an infraction of either civil or criminal law, can prove innocence, listen to testimony, plead, meet with defendants or prosecutors and administer sentencing. The propriety of the court is held by a judge, a jury and law enforcement staff.

Corrections serve as the institutions where individuals found guilty of a charge will serve out a sentence. A corrections facility can be minimum or high security dependent on the severity of the crime or guilty individuals can choose to serve out sentences on weekends or house arrest. Corrections officers are the law enforcement agents trained to oversee these prisons, jails or holding facilities.

Students pursuing a higher education in the area of Criminal Justice will use the curriculum as a solid foundation to supplement specialized courses in concentrations such as forensics, law enforcement, crime scene investigators, detectives, psychology, corrections officers, law, paralegal and many more.

 

List of Accredited Online Degrees

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M.S. in Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Law Enforcement is designed for students seeking to expand their understanding of the law, social order and justice. This program is p...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Interdenominational

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    40
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

M.S. in Criminal Justice / Legal Studies

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a Legal Studies emphasis is designed for students seeking to expand their understanding of the law, social order and justice. This program also prepa...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Interdenominational

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    40
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

MS - Criminal Justice

Help make a difference in your community and increase your effectiveness in the corrections field, judicial system, or law enforcement, with Capella University's online Master's in Crimina...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    48
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling / Criminal Justice

Liberty University offers an online Master of Arts in Human Services degree with a concentration in Criminal Justice.  The online format allows busy professional students to earn a valuable d...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Christian

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
  • Credit Type:

Master of Science in Criminal Justice / Public Administration

Liberty University offers an online Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree with an emphasis in Public Administration designed for busy professional students with the desire of furthering ski...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Christian

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:

MS Criminal Justice

Give back to your community when you earn your Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree online from Ashford University. This graduate degree program develops your skills in forensics and cyber...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    39
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

MS Criminal Justice Cybercrime and Technology

Earn your Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree online from Ashford University. This graduate degree program develops your skills in forensics and cybercrime. Increase your knowledg...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    39
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

MS Criminal Justice Forensic Science

Earn your Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree online from Ashford University. This graduate degree program develops your skills in forensics and cybercrime. This specialization wi...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    39
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

MS Criminal Justice Homeland Security

Earn your Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree online from Ashford University. This graduate degree program develops your skills in forensics and cybercrime. Immerse yourself in th...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    39
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

MS Criminal Justice Law Enforcement and Corrections Administration

Earn your Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree online from Ashford University. This graduate degree program develops your skills in forensics and cybercrime. Enhance your knowledge...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    39
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Master of Science in Criminology

Our online MS in Criminology offers an advanced analysis of crime through studies of criminal behavior and the many factors—environmental, political, social, psychological, and cultural&mda...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Roman Catholic

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

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  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    33
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Master of Liberal Studies / Criminal Justice

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  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    31
  • Credit Type:

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership / Criminal Justice

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    10
  • Credit Type:
    Per Course

Master of Science in Justice Studies

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  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Course

Master of Science in Justice Studies / Public Administration

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Course

Master of Science in Criminal Justice

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

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  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Master of Criminal Justice

Learn law enforcement leadership for the 21st century, by earning National University’s Master of Criminal Justice in as soon as 12 months. This engaging program integrates theory with prac...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    54
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Master of Science in Criminal Justice

The field of criminal justice has become increasingly demanding – advances in forensic science, criminal psychopatho...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Undenominational

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:
    Per semester credit

Master of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration

Advance your understanding and knowledge of trends and best practices in management of criminal justice organizations. ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Public
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Masters of Arts in Criminology & Criminal Justice

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  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    33
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration

Keuka College’s Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration is for individuals who are current or aspiring criminal justice administrators who want to become influential managers, s...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    34
  • Credit Type:

Master of Science in Criminal Justice

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice program is constructed to educate graduate students in administration, management, and planning in criminal justice agencies. Consisting of 36 credit hour...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:

Master of Science in Criminal / Social Justice

...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Roman Catholic

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

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