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.
Our MS in Criminal Justice program prepares students to be leaders in the criminal justice field through experience-based learning, best practice approaches and field collaborations. The program is designed for criminal justice professionals seeking to advance their career to the next level. This MS in Criminal Justice program delivers a comprehensive understanding of how conceptual and theoretical frameworks apply to real-world situations in a wide range of criminal justice career paths.
The University of Cincinnati’s online Master’s in Criminal Justice program is ranked 12th best in the country by U.S. News & World Report (2024). OnlineMaster’sDegrees.org (OMD) also ranks this program as the 14th best, citing overall quality, affordability, and commitment to student success. Between 2018 to 2022 the program had a 93% first term retention rate, meaning that 93% of new students returned for their second semester.
The University of Cincinnati’s online criminal justice master’s program is designed to achieve several core objectives:
Fraternal Order of Police members and their dependents are eligible for a 20% scholarship off Instructional Fees of the online Master of Science in Criminal Justice program. Contact an Enrollment Services Advisor to find out more.
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.
You may be eligible for a tuition scholarship if you are an employee or member of one of our partner organizations.
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.
No. your degree will be conferred by the University of Cincinnati, which will also be reflected on your transcripts and degree.
Yes. Many of our students qualify for some type of financial aid.
Sources of aid:
Additional resources to support you from start to finish.
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