Our online Master of Science in Criminal Justice program approaches the study of crime and criminal justice from an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing insights from sociology, criminology, psychology and law. As a master’s degree student in Criminal Justice, you will graduate with an understanding of the conceptual and theoretical frameworks that (1) inform the study of crime and criminal justice, (2) assess problems through a rigorous research approach and (3) facilitate improved policy analysis.
Graduates of our Master of Science in Criminal Justice program are adept at understanding research-based knowledge and how it applies to real-world situations. Although our students follow a variety of career paths, the skills learned in this advanced criminal justice degree program help them with information gathering, processing and problem solving regardless of their chosen career.
The online Master in Criminal Justice degree curriculum teaches criminological and criminal justice theories that inform the practices of crime analysis, crime prevention, offender rehabilitation, and how the criminal and juvenile justice systems can work more effectively and efficiently. Our program is designed to achieve several core objectives:
Our Criminal Justice Grad School is ranked #8 and is one of the BEST Online Programs in U.S. News & World Report for 2019. The School of Criminal Justice is consistently ranked among the top 15 Best Criminal Justice Schools by US News & World Report.
Former students have found our online Master’s in Criminal Justice degree to be useful in obtaining a wide range of employment with the criminal justice system.
“Every course was applicable in my current role as a Probation and Parole Officer. I was able to incorporate some of the evidence-based practices in my everyday work and apply my own experience to my course work.”
Yes. The vast majority of our students work throughout their time in their academic program. It is important to assess course load and financial aid to understand how to balance school and working.
If possible, students may cut down on their work hours during a clinical portion of a program.
Classes are asynchronous. You can log on anytime 24/7 to complete your coursework. Some, but not all tests are proctored using Examity proctoring software.
Most of our programs do not require onsite visits, but there are a couple of exceptions.
If you are interested in pursuing the Master of Science in Nursing-Nurse Midwifery, you will have two skills intensives that take place on campus. The Post-Master’s Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program has one onsite visit that occurs during the first semester.
Yes. Many of our students qualify for some type of financial aid.
Sources of aid:
Programs can be completed full-time or part-time. Many programs are set up to be part-time, with most containing fewer than 10 credit hours in any given semester. We know you have a lot going on, so want to make sure that school can fit into your schedule. Note: There are some exceptions.
The University of Cincinnati is one of the first institutions to offer online courses. Innovation in education is at the forefront of what we do. We have expanded the convenience and quality of our online learning to online degree programs. Today, we offer nearly 100 degrees from undergraduate to doctoral programs.
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