Getting your criminal justice degree can be a snap, and can quickly lead you to a successful career in law enforcement or one of its related fields (see the Criminal Justice Career Center for more info on that). Here you can learn everything you need to know about criminal justice education, including the most popular degrees, the most recommended schools, and what course content to expect.
If you already know what kind of degree you’re looking for, you can use our school map to see what programs are available in your state, or do a zip code search to see the schools in your neighborhood.
You may also wish to read about a few of our recommended schools to get a sense of what programs are available. There are also several online-only schools, for working professionals or students with families.
Find out about criminal justice degrees, schools and courses by exploring the links below.
An associate degree in criminal justice introduces to the 3 main elements of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts, and the correctional system.
The bachelors degree in criminal justice is a 4 year degree that can be earned online or at a campus based school.
A masters degree in a criminal justice field is a prestigious academic accolade. The only more advanced degree a student can earn is a PhD or doctorate degree.
The following well-known schools offer a comprehensive, seasoned education in the field of criminal justice.
If an online degree in criminal justice is what you’re after, these schools are the best places to look.