Criminal Justice Degrees

Welcome to the Criminal Justice Degrees for Police and Law Enforcement section on PoliceOne. Criminal Justice Degree programs can open up career opportunities in public safety, corrections, forensic science, investigation, and law enforcement. Here you’ll find a comprehensive list of some of the top online Criminal Justice Degree Programs and education resources from industry leading colleges and universities. Get started today.

Featured Schools

Education Programs

  • National University

    National University

    Veteran-founded nonprofit National University helps working professionals earn degrees by offering over 100 programs online and on campus — programs like criminal justice, public administration, and homeland security. NU also offers a 25% tuition scholarship and prior learning credit for public safety professionals both sworn and non-sworn.

  • Loyola University Chicago | 100% online, highly ranked bachelor’s degrees

    Loyola University Chicago | 100% online, highly ranked bachelor’s degrees

    A degree from Loyola is a sign of your commitment to quality and growth in your profession. Our affordable, flexible, fully online degrees are ranked #12 in the country and will deliver the boost your career needs. Explore the Applied Criminal Justice Leadership, Management, IT and other bachelor programs.

  • University of San Diego

    University of San Diego

    USD's 100% online M.S. in Law Enforcement Leadership is a regionally accredited 20-month program that focuses on refining the skills needed to address today's law enforcement challenges. Our practical and relevant curriculum, accomplished practitioner faculty and academic reputation combine to provide the optimal learning experience for law enforcement leaders.

  • Criminal Justice at Boston University | 100% Online or On Campus| Scholarships Available

    Criminal Justice at Boston University | 100% Online or On Campus| Scholarships Available

    Offered 100% online or evenings on campus, Boston University Metropolitan College’s Graduate Programs in Criminal Justice are a proven pathway to professional growth and career advancement. Taught by full-time faculty, the MS in Criminal Justice strikes a balance between a strong foundational knowledge of the field with flexibility to select courses that match your particular career interests, or to choose a specialization in Crime Analysis, Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity, and Strategic Management. Ranked #4, Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs (U.S. News & World Report.)

  • Penn State World Campus

    Penn State World Campus

    Have you thought about using your military education benefits? Our dedicated military support staff can help you navigate the process and get you on track for success. Choose a highly respected degree such as, Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, or Public Administration — 100% online!

  • Charter Oak State College

    Charter Oak State College

    Charter Oak State College is an accredited, affordable public online college, offering bachelor’s degrees in Public Safety Administration, Criminal Justice, CyberSecurity, Health Information Management, Nursing, Sociology, Business Administration and more.  The College is dedicated to helping working professionals obtain and/or complete a degree.  It accepts prior college credits, credit for qualified academy training & military service.

  • Expect challenge; achieve distinction with Norwich University

    Expect challenge; achieve distinction with Norwich University

    Designed to meet the needs of today’s working adults, Norwich University’s online bachelor’s degree completion programs can help you earn the credentials necessary to take the next step in your career.

  • Williams Baptist University's Online Criminal Justice Program

    Williams Baptist University's Online Criminal Justice Program

    The online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program at Williams Baptist University is designed for the working professional already in the field. This degree completion program will take students, already possessing some college credit, to their B.S. in Criminal Justice. Qualifying students can receive up to 30 hours of credit based on training and experience.

  • Mid-Atlantic Center for Emergency Management (MACEM) at FCC

    Mid-Atlantic Center for Emergency Management (MACEM) at FCC

    MACEM at FCC offers a flexible, innovative 2-year degree in Emergency Management, alongside multiple certifications and specializations, with coursework in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats. You'll learn from expert faculty with experience spanning public safety disciplines - from fire, police, and public administration to law, psychology, and IT. Already working in the field? Partnerships with FEMA and Jacobs Technology make getting college credit for your training, experience, and Independent Study coursework possible. And if you want to get creative, we also offer GIS academic programs, prior learning assessment, and an apprenticeship option. Whatever it takes to make your education competitive, current, and useful, the MACEM is here to serve.

  • Flexible Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Management designed for Working Law Enforcement

    Flexible Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Management designed for Working Law Enforcement

    Rise through the ranks of law enforcement with a Criminal Justice Management degree that fits YOUR schedule! Finish your bachelor's degree in one year or less with our 100% online or hybrid program. Transfer up to 90 credits towards your degree. Law enforcement scholarships available - get started anytime.

  • Iona College | Advanced Online Certificate in Cyber Crime and Prevention | Tuition Discount for LE

    Iona College | Advanced Online Certificate in Cyber Crime and Prevention | Tuition Discount for LE

    This online program offers much more than flexibility and the opportunity for career advancement. All credits can be applied towards a master's degree in Criminal Justice and qualifying undergraduates who complete this course finish with an advanced graduate certificate. To take advantage of the 30% First Responder tuition discount contact Student Financial Services at sfs@iona.edu.

  • Stevenson University Online | Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice

    Stevenson University Online | Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice

    Advance your career in federal, state, or local law enforcement, corrections, homeland security, court administration, private security, and more. Complete your bachelor’s entirely online through Stevenson University’s accredited B.S. in Criminal Justice. Stevenson offers multiple start dates, year-round 8-week sessions, accomplished faculty who are experts in their fields, and success coaches who help you balance life with meeting your educational goals. The Criminal Justice program is designed for working professionals with as few as 15 prior college credits. The curriculum combines theory with practice and includes courses in law, ethics, political science, and criminology. You have the option to complete a Law Enforcement Administration area of focus through four electives designed to enhance your knowledge of law enforcement management and leadership.

  • California Coast University

    California Coast University

    California Coast University – AS, BS and MS degrees in Criminal Justice, Business and Psychology just to name a few.

    California Coast University offers online programs that are affordable and interest free. Students work at their own pace and can graduate in as little as nine months. Academic credit is granted for POST and a 10% tuition discount is offered to all law enforcement personnel.

  • University of Southern California | MS in Criminal Justice | 100% Online

    University of Southern California | MS in Criminal Justice | 100% Online

    Accelerate your career with an MS in Criminal Justice from USC. Our flexible program is 100% online and can be completed in 1 or 2 years. No GRE required.

  • University of Cincinnati

    University of Cincinnati

    The Bachelor’s and Master’s in Criminal Justice programs at UC approach the study of crime and criminal justice from an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing insights from sociology, criminology, psychology, public administration, and law. Earn your criminal justice degree 100% online and become a leader in the field.

  • Missouri Baptist University - Online Master of Science in Criminal Justice

    Missouri Baptist University - Online Master of Science in Criminal Justice

    Graduate in one year from Missouri Baptist University’s fully accredited 100% online CJ master’s degree program, taught by Criminal Justice Professionals with real life experience and examples. Recognized as one of the top online CJ master’s programs, as well as one of the most affordable. Grants available for Criminal Justice professionals.

  • Wayland Baptist University - Law Enforcement Scholarship and Academic Program

    Wayland Baptist University - Law Enforcement Scholarship and Academic Program

    We get it. You need college credit for your academy and work experience so you don’t have to start from scratch to earn a degree. You need entire degrees offered purely online so college can fit into your life rather than have your life revolve around college. And you would really appreciate someone offering to help pay for it. At Wayland, you get all of that and more. Our Law Enforcement Scholarship and Academic Program actually makes college doable. It’s also available to your spouse and your dependent children. College shouldn’t be out of reach. At Wayland, it isn’t.

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